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Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-463-9468

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

Texas Proposes Rules Affecting Massage Therapists, Cosmetologists, Barbers

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is proposing amendments to existing rules that impact license eligibility after revocation, license eligibility for those with criminal convictions, and rule adoption petitions. Submit your comments to TDLR about the rules before October 30, 2022.

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 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.