Georgia Legislative and Policy Developments


Board of Massage Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 404-424-9966
Fax: 866-888-1308

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx or NCBTMB; liability insurance required prior to licensure
Renewal: 24 hours/2 year

Regulation Type: 
State License

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Georgia Bill Updates Human Trafficking Laws

Senate Bill 370 was enacted in late April to help prevent human trafficking at businesses and implement license display obligations. See how your business is affected.

URGENT: License Mobility Losing Support in Georgia

House Bill 839 (HB 839) would implement the Interstate Massage Compact, simplifying interstate massage therapy practice and regulation with the goal of reducing unnecessary burdens related to licensure by endorsement or reciprocity. ABMP is in favor of HB 839. We need your help to reduce long processing times and ensure safe, competent, and reliable massage therapy services to the public before HB 839 is tabled.

Georgia Board of Massage Therapy Seeks Two Board Members

There are currently two seats open to licensed massage therapists on the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy. To qualify, candidates must be residents of Georgia, hold an active Georgia massage license, and have at least five years of massage therapy experience. Learn how you can apply!

Georgia COVID-19 State Update

ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted the regulations and laws in the state of Georgia, and we encourage you to look at the economic assistance information outlined at the bottom of this email, which addresses financial aid, unemployment benefits, and other programs.

Georgia House Bill 242

The Amended Georgia House Bill 242 became effective July 1, 2019. Following are highlighted changes that pertain to massage therapists and schools.