On April 8, 2022, Governor Lee signed into law Senate Bill 1943 (SB 1943), which allows the Board of Massage Licensure (Board) to grant a temporary license to a person in good standing who is either licensed, registered, or certified in another state without passing a competency exam by the Board. SB 1943 is effective July 1, 2022.
Essentially, SB 1943 allows individuals to work with a temporary license without passing a competency exam while applying for licensure through reciprocity. A person with a temporary license must work under the supervision of a licensed professional. A temporary license will expire six months after being issued. Within this timeframe, a person with a temporary license must complete a competency exam approved by the Board to obtain a full license.
A person with a temporary license can apply for a six-month extension if:
- They have been unable to take a competency exam within the initial temporary license period
- They are registered to take an upcoming competency exam
- They are still waiting for results of the competency exam