The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy issued a proposed rule that singles out ABMP by removing ABMP as an approved continuing education provider. We encourage you to attend the October 26 virtual meeting at 9:00 a.m. EST.
New Jersey Legislative and Policy Developments
Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 45048
Newark, NJ 07101
Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist or Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx or NCBTMB; liability insurance required prior to licensure
Renewal: 20 hours/2 years
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The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy issued proposed rules that would impact clinical education, continuing education, and devices that cause percussions or vibrations.
Any person licensed to perform massage and bodywork therapies may block out their home address if it appears on their license.
All 20 continuing education hours for the 2022 biennial license renewal may be obtained online. Visit the ABMP Education Center to learn and earn free CE.
Licensees must complete one hour of continuing education in laws and rules relevant to the practice of massage and bodywork therapy effective September 20, 2021.
In June 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy prohibited mobile massage therapy services due to COVID-19. While massage services have since been allowed to resume in business locations, mobile services remain prohibited. Join LMT peers via Zoom to brainstorm local industry ideas and solutions to reverse the ban on mobile massage therapy services.
Per Executive Order No. 154 issued June 13, 2020, personal care businesses may resume business operations June 22, 2020, including beauty salons, barbershops, cosmetology salons, day spas (excluding saunas, steam rooms, and shared bathing facilities), medical spas, hair braiding shops, massage therapy establishments, and nail salons.
The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is having a meeting to discuss COVID-19 issues on June 9, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. ET.
New Jersey Senate Bill 2428 Senate Bill 2428 was introduced in 2018, passed on January 21, 2020 and becomes effective April 20, 2020. This bill requires proof of liability insurance with coverage of $1M per occurrence and $3M aggregate per year. Proof of such insurance is a requirement for licensure and is also required upon license renewal beginning April 20, 2020.