The Texas legislature adopted House Bill 3579, creating massage establishment emergency suspension orders and allowing for restrictive massage establishment regulations if a business meets specific criteria.
Texas Legislative and Policy Developments
Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years
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Senate Bill 483 permits the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to consider each person’s criminal history—including federal offenses and any offense committed in another state—along with rehabilitative efforts when determining whether a massage therapy license should be issued or renewed.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced that massage therapist applicants now have a second licensing testing method from which they can choose, the Texas Massage Therapists Examination. Learn about exam registration, cancellation policies, and location sites.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases..
ABMP was informed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) that individuals may be posing as TDLR inspectors. We at ABMP want to pass along some important security information to help keep you and your establishment safe.
House Bill 2134 would create more restrictive massage therapy establishment regulation, such as operating hours and massage establishment regulation by political subdivisions. Elevate your voice today by contacting your local representatives.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is looking to fill two vacancies on the Texas Massage Therapy Advisory Board with qualified applicants: one seat is open for a licensed massage therapist and one seat is open to a public member. Find out how you can apply!
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) proposed rules that affect inspection processes. Submit your commentary to TDLR before November 13, 2022.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is proposing amendments to existing rules that impact license eligibility after revocation, license eligibility for those with criminal convictions, and rule adoption petitions. Submit your comments to TDLR about the rules before October 30, 2022.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.