Are you interested in serving on the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy? There will be one seat open to a licensed massage therapist on the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy (Board) next year, and Governor Ige’s office is looking for qualified applicants now. ABMP encourages interested and eligible members to consider applying for an appointment, as it’s a way to become more engaged in the profession.
The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor. To qualify for an appointment as a licensed massage therapist, candidates must have at least three years of practical experience and must be actively employed.
- Visit the governor’s Board and Commissions Application webpage.
- Under the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs dropdown menu, select “Board of Massage Therapy,” then click “Submit.”
- Fill out the required information—you must attach a letter of interest and resume and can include up to three personal references.
The purpose of the Board is to regulate the practice of massage therapy in Hawaii. The Board issues licenses to qualified individuals, and can revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew a license. The Board also adopts rules relating to massage therapy apprenticeships and training programs and sets the requirements for challenging the licensing examination. Read more about Board responsibilities here (page 4) and help shape the future of Hawaii massage therapy by choosing to apply for a Board appointment.