Arizona Legislative and Policy Developments


State Board of Massage Therapy
1740 W Adams, Suite 3401
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-881-2304

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 700 hours, If graduated from a school outside of Arizona, must also pass either the MBLEx or the NCBTMB exam.

Renewal: 24 hours/2 years


Regulation Type: 
State License

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ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

Arizona Repeals Communication Proficiency Tests

The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.

Arizona Board of Massage Therapy Seeks New Board Member

There is currently one seat open to a licensed massage therapist on the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy, and Governor Ducey’s office is looking for qualified applicants. ABMP encourages interested and eligible members to consider applying for an appointment, as it’s a way to become more engaged in the profession. Find out how!

Arizona Legislature Passes Reciprocity Bill

House Bill 2569 modifies existing Arizona law to allow out of state applicants, residents, and military spouses holding valid professional licensure from another state to apply for professional licensure by the appropriate Arizona licensing entity.