Texas Legislative and Policy Developments


Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-463-9468
Email: advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

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Human Trafficking Signs Required in Texas

Texas passed Senate Bill 1831 this legislative session, which requires certain facilities, including cosmetology facilities, massage establishments, and massage schools, to post human trafficking warning signs.

New Massage Consultation Form for Texas Massage Therapists

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation released a revised Massage Consultation Document for massage therapists. Use their checklist to make sure your current document is in compliance with the new requirements.

New Rule to Account for Delays in License Renewal Processing

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation passed an emergency rule to ensure all TDLR licensees with a license that expired between August 1, 2020, and November 30, 2020, now hold what is considered an “emergency license” valid for up to 120 days after their license expiration date.

Human Trafficking Signage Requirements

Massage therapy establishments and schools in Texas are required to post a sign concerning services and assistance available to victims of human trafficking...