Massage Therapy State-by-State Requirements

Alabama Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 650 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact:Alabama Massage Therapy Board
610 S. McDonough St
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-269-9990
http://www.almtbd.state.al.us

Alaska Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 300 Hours
Special Requirements: None.
Contact:
Susan Johnson, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-3811
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: susan.johnson@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMassageTherapists.aspx

Arizona Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 700 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Arizona Board of Massage Therapy
1400 West Washington, #230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-8604
https://massagetherapy.az.gov

Arkansas Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 20739
Hot Springs, AR 71903
501-520-0555
http://www.arkansasmassagetherapy.com

California Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Massage Practitioner – 250 Hours
Special Requirements: Certification is voluntary.
Contact: California Massage Therapy Council
One Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-669-5336
http://www.camtc.org

Colorado Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 300 Hours
Special Requirements: Must have five years of professional experience.
Contact: State of Colorado – Dept. of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
https://www.colorado.gov/dora/boards_programs

Connecticut Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Massage Therapy Licensure – Dept. of Public Health & Addiction Service
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-509-7603
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389348

District of Columbia Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy – Dept. of Health
717 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
877-672-2174
http://www.massage-exam.com/district-columbia-massage.php

Delaware Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Massage Technician – 300 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Delaware Board of Massage & Bodywork
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Bldg. #203
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4537
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/massagebodyworks

Florida Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Florida Board of massage Therapy – Florida Dept. of Health
4052 Bald Cypress way – BIN # C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-4161
http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov

Georgia Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478-207-1300
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/massage

Hawaii Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 570 Hours
Special Requirements: Must complete a written state exam.
Contact: Hawaii State Board of Massage Therapy – Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
1010 Richards Street
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-587-3222
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/massage/

Idaho Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Physical Address:
700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Mailing Address:
PO Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720-0063
E-mail – ibol@ibol.idaho.gov
Fax – (208) 334-3945
Phone – (208) 334-3233
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=MAS

Illinois Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Illinois Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulations – Massage Therapy Licensure
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62786
217-782-8556
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/MassageTherapy.asp

Indiana Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Rm. W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2051
http://www.in.gov/pla/massage.htm

Iowa Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 600 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Examiners – Dept. of Public Health
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-6959
http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Massage-Therapy

Kentucky Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist –600 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
502-564-3296
http://bmt.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
12022 Plank Road
Zachary, LA 70811
225-771-4090
https://www.labmt.org/site.php

Maine Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: Must also be certified in CPR and First Aid.
Contact: Maine Massage Therapy – Dept. of Professional & Financial Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-8613
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/massage/

Maryland Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Massage Practitioner – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: Both require NCE but only the Massage Therapist requires an additional 60 college credits
Contact: Maryland Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-358-4738
http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/massage

Massachusetts Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Massachusetts Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mt/

Michigan Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Michigan Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9288
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_53660—,00.html

Mississippi Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 700 Hours
Special Requirements: CPR and First Aid.
Contact: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 12489
Jackson, MS 39236
601-856-6127
http://www.msbmt.state.ms.us

Missouri Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Missouri State Board of Therapeutic Massage – Division of Professional Registration
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City. MO 65102
573-522-6277
http://pr.mo.gov/massage.asp

Montana Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Dept. of Labor and Business Industry Standards
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624
406-444-2840
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/lmt_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 1000 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Nebraska Massage Therapy Board – Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2115
http://www.massage-exam.com/nebraska-massage.php

Nevada Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Nevada Board of Massage Therapy
1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 252
Reno, NV 89502
775-688-1888
http://massagetherapy.nv.gov

New Hampshire Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 750 Hours
Special Requirements: CPR training.
Contact: New Hampshire Office of Program Support – Licensing & Regulative Services
129 Pleasant Ave.
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4814
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/massage-therapy/index.htm

New Jersey Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: New Jersey Board of Nursing – Massage, Bodywork & Somatic Therapy Examining Committee
124 Halsey St
Newark, NJ 07102
973-648-3481
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/mbt/

New Mexico Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 650 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE also required
Contact: New Mexico Massage Therapy Board
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-4870
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Massage_Therapy.aspx

New York Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 1000 Hours
Special Requirements: State exam required
Contact: New York State Board of Massage Therapy
89 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-3817 Ext. 150
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mt/

North Carolina Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE required
Contact: North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
P.O. Box 2539
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-546-0050
http://www.bmbt.org

North Dakota Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 750 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE and state exam
Contact: North Dakota State Board of Massage
P.O. Box 218
Beach, ND 58621
701-872-4895
http://www.ndboardofmassage.com

Ohio Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 750 Hours
Special Requirements: State exam
Contact: State Medical Board of Ohio
30 E. Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
614-644-5920
http://www.med.ohio.gov/Applicants/MassageTherapy(MT).aspx#42725-eligibility-requirements

Oregon Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE and a practical exam
Contact: Oregon Board of Massage
748 Hawthorne Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-365-8657
http://www.oregon.gov/obmt/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 600 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-783-7155
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/MassageTherapy/Pages/default.aspx#.VaVC_JuPXaA

Rhode Island Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Rhode Island Dept. of Health – Division of Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2827
http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=229

South Carolina Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: South Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
110 Center View
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4490
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/massagetherapy

South Dakota Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE
Contact: South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 1062
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
605-271-7103
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/massage/

Tennessee Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: NCE
Contact: Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
615-532-3202 Ext. 3211
http://tn.gov/health/topic/ML-board

Texas Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: Exams
Contact: Texas Dept. of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th St
Austin, TX 78756
512-834-6616
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage/default.shtm

Utah Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 600 Hours
Special Requirements: State exam and NCE required
Contact: Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing – Board of Massage Therapy
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
801-530-6628
E-mail – ibol@ibol.idaho.gov
Fax – (208) 334-3945
Phone – (208) 334-3233
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/massage_therapy.html

Virginia Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Board of Nursing – Dept. of Health Professions
9960 Maryland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
804-367-4403
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/nursing_forms.htm#MassageTherapist

Washington Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: Washington State Dept. of Health – Massage Therapy Program
P.O. Box 47867
Olympia, WA 98504
360-236-4700
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MassageTherapist.aspx

West Virginia Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 500 Hours
Special Requirements: None
Contact: State of West Virginia – Massage Therapy Licensure Board
200 Davis Street #1
Princeton, WV 24740
304-487-1400
http://www.wvmassage.org

Wisconsin Massage Therapist Licensing Requirements
Massage Therapist – 600 Hours
Special Requirements: State exam
Contact: Wisconsin Dept. of Regulation and Licensing – Massage Therapy Board
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-2112
http://dsps.wi.gov/LicensesPermitsRegistrations/Credentialing-Division-Home-Page/Health-Professions/Massage-Therapist-or-Bodywork-Therapist