Iowa Legislative and Policy Developments

Iowa

Dept of Public Health: Board of Massage Therapy 
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-7689
Fax: 515-281-3121
Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years
Min 8 hours hands-on

Regulation Type: 
State License

Iowa Waivers Expiring September 23, 2021—Renewals Through December 31, 2021

Licensees who received waivers have until September 23, 2021, to renew—after that date they must reactivate their licenses. For those renewing an active license by December 31, 2021, submit your obtained 16 hours of CE. Those renewing after December 31, 2021, will need eight hours of in-person CE.

New Abuse Reporting Rule in Iowa

On June 2, 2020, the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted a new rule change effective August 19, 2020, that revises the mandatory training requirements for child and dependent adult abuse reporting.

Iowa House File 188

In Iowa, House File 188 (HF188), has been introduced to remove the licensure requirement for massage therapists. It also expands the current law to penalize an individual or business who advertises or represents an unlicensed individual as being licensed.