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Colorado Massage"Registrations"are Now Called Massage"Licenses"Effective July 1, 2014


Under the new amendments to Colorado's Massage Practice Act, starting July 1, 2014, the legal title for massage therapists in Colorado will change.  All "registered" Colorado massage therapists will now be called "licensed" massage therapists, and will have a massage license, not a massage registration.  This is simply a change in terminology; it does not affect any of the rights or obligations you have as a massage therapist in Colorado.  The change was made to reduce consumer confusion, since the majority of other states use the title "licensed massage therapist," not "registered massage therapist."

If you hold a current Colorado massage registration, you do not need to do anything because your registration will automatically convert to, and be considered as, a "license" on July 1, 2014.  As of July 1, you will be a "licensed massage therapist," or LMT, not a "registered massage therapist."  All first-time applicants will be applying for a "license," not a registration.  The new law states that only a person licensed to practice massage therapy may use the titles "massage therapist," "licensed massage therapist," "massage practitioner," "masseuse," "masseur," the letters "M.T." or "L.M.T.," or any other generally accepted terms, letters, or figures that indicate that the person is a massage therapist.