A State by State Massage Therapist Licensure Guide

Massage Therapy License Requirements

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States that license or certify Massage Therapists have dedicated regulatory divisions or boards where they have posted the necessary Massage Therapist licensure requirements. Locating the Massage Therapist License requirements on a state's regulating agency website can be difficult with the additional legislation and materials they also have on their we/bsite. Often a state's Massage Therapy Licensure Board is under the umbrella of the department of health or medical licensure making it even more difficult to sort through and locate the Massage Therapist license requirements you are looking for.

As a student or recent graduate, it is very common to feel confused about where to look for licensure information and the steps you will need to take along the way. MassageTherapyLicense.org has made the process simple and more efficient for you by providing direct navigation to the licensure information you need to help secure a Massage Therapy license in your state.

There are five states that do not license Massage Therapists at this time. Those states are Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Vermont. Alaska has passed legislation that will require the regulation of Massage Therapists in the state. Massage Therapist Certification is required in California, Indiana and Virginia. Every other state has developed their own requirements for Massage Therapists to obtain licensure. Several states have similar requirements yet others have very distinct requirements to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.

A state licensing Massage Therapists assures that only those Massage Therapists who have met specific requirements are treating clients. Massage Therapist licensure helps to ensure a level of safety and confidence for both client and Massage Therapist.