Michigan Legislative and Policy Developments


Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
611 W Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416
Email: bplhelp@michigan.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: If enrolled prior to 8/1/17, 500 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM. If enrolled after 8/1/17, 625 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM.
Renewal: 18 hours/3 years, by October 31.

Regulation Type: 
State License

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Michigan COVID-19 Update

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Emergency Order that prohibits services requiring the temporary removal of masks, such as facials and beard trims. The order is in effect from November 18 to December 8, 2020.

Michigan COVID-19 Update—Permission to Practice

On June 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-114, allowing massage therapists, estheticians, hair salons, barbershops, and nail professionals to resume business operations.

Michigan COVID-19 State Update

There have been many changes in the massage therapy and cosmetology industries and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In Michigan, perhaps the most impact was felt across businesses mandated to close.