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Texas Massage Therapy Exam Available

Effective immediately, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will be issuing all massage therapy license applicants a notice regarding their eligibility to sit for the Texas Massage Therapy Exam. Find out how your students become eligible.

Utah Proposes Rules for Lower Tiers of Massage Licensure

The proposed rules establish educational training, supervisory roles, examinations, renewal requirements, and unprofessional conduct for massage assistants and massage assistants-in-training. Express your thoughts and suggestions for how you think these massage therapy lower-licensing tiers should be regulated in Utah before December 15.

Vacancies on the Oregon Massage Board

There are two seats open to licensed massage therapists. You must be nominated by a massage organization for a vacancy, and ABMP can help nominate you. Let us know if you're interested and find out how to apply!

Massage School Programs at Risk Across the Country

The US Department of Education issued final rules on October 31 that will likely greatly impact clock-hour programs in states with minimum clock-hour requirements for licensure or certification, including massage therapy. The new rule is flawed and, if not changed, will cause devastating collateral damage to schools, instructors, students, and the public. Find out how you can advocate!

“150%” Rule Advocacy Template

School owners, operators, and instructors—use our advocacy template to send to your state senators and representatives to make them reconsider the "150%" rule amendment. Add your own opinions and experiences to make your letter more personal and impactful.

Idaho Recommends Reducing Red Tape

The Idaho State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) issued proposed rules that aim to remove duplicate and unnecessary language from its administrative rules. Entire sections are on the chopping block. Submit your comments to the Board before August 15.

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