The West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensing Board (Board) adopted new licensing requirements that increase minimum training hours to 625 from 500 hours. The Board also adopted new massage establishment licensure rules and fees; all massage establishments must be licensed by October 1, 2023.
West Virginia Legislative and Policy Developments
Massage Therapy Licensure Board
179 Summers Street, Suite 711
Charleston, WV 25301
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law Senate Bill 665 in late March, adjusting massage therapy educational hours and adopting massage therapy establishment licensure. See how this may affect your school program(s) and businesses.