Senate Bill 37 alters the educational requirements for licensure or registration as a massage therapist, creating just one license: an LMT license that has an educational hour requirement of 750 hours.
Maryland Legislative and Policy Developments
Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist Requirements: 600 hours, 60 college credit hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Registered Massage Practitioner Requirements: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics
3 hours of communicable disease
17 hours of MT related
1 hour of diversity/cultural competency
Practice-building and insurance courses do not qualify as CE
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that personal service establishments, including beauty salons, barbershops, massage therapy establishments, and establishments that provide esthetic services or nail technician services, may resume business operations as of 5:00 p.m. ET on June 5, 2020, per Executive Order 20-06-03-01.
In March we wrote to you regarding Senate Bill 554, which granted power to county-level government entities allowing them to create massage establishment licensure requirements.