Massage Licensure By State
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Massage Licensure by state is an important consideration when deciding if becoming a massage therapist is for you, it is necessary to know the state regulations regarding massage as a practice in your state and what requirements must be met. Here is a list of states with massage practice laws and a link to a page that describes that states regulations regarding massage licensure by state.  Just why does massage need to by a licensed profession is a good question?

In the last 15 to 20 years you will notice that the number of states requiring massage licensure by state has increased significantly.  As professionals in a health related field it is important that the public is protected and that individuals putting themselves out as massage therapists have the proper training and education.  Each state has enacted its own laws and educational requirements.

The National Certification Licensure Examination offered by the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork had become the dominate licensing exam in the US until the Advent of the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensure Examination) prepared by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.  In October of 2014 an agreement was struck between these two competing organizations.

The NCBTMB would focus on a certification that would foster advanced training and skill sets for the US Massage Therapist along with its strong focus on Continuing Education.  While the FSMTB would take over as the sole provider of a nationalized massage therapy licensure examination, making sure that entry level massage therapists where well educated and ready to enter the profession as licensed massage therapists and health care providers. 

Massage Licensure By State

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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Nevada

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1996

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2015

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2003

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1951

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2008

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2008

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1993

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1993

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1994

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1943

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2005

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1947

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2012

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2002

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2007

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1992

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2003

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1993

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1991

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1996

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2006

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2009

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2001

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1998

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2009

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1958

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1980

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1998

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1994

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1967

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2005

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1998

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1959

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1915

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1951

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2008

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1979

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1996

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 2005

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1995

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1985

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1981

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1996

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1976

Massage Practice Laws Enacted 1997

Massage Practice laws Enacted 1998

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