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Massage law is changing all the time, so please contact the local legislative organizations listed for each state for the most current information

ALABAMA
Board of Massage Therapy
610 S. McDonough St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Tel: 334-269-9990 Fax: 334-263-6115
Email: ALMTBD@aol.com
http://www.almtbd.state.al.us/
Requirement: 650hrs and NCETMB

ARIZONA
Board of Massage Therapy
1400 West Washington, #230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-542-8604  Fax: 602-542-3093
Email: info@massageboard.state.az.us
http://www.massageboard.az.gov/
Requirement:700 hours & NCETMB

ARKANSAS
State Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 20739
Hot Springs, AR 71903
Tel: 501-520-0555
Email: info@arkansasmassagetherapy.com
http://www.arkansasmassagetherapy.com/
Requirement: 500 hrs and State Exam OR 500 hrs and NCETMB

CALIFORNIA
Locally regulated city by city with requirements ranging from 100 to 500 hours

COLORADO
Legislation was passed requiring State Licensing June, 2008 and will go into effect early to mid 2009.
Requirement: 500 hours (Massage therapists practicing prior to the new law with at least 300 hours of training will have grandfathering considerations)

CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Health & Addiction Services
Massage Therapy Licensure
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-509-7603
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389348
Requirement: 500 in-class hrs & NCETMB

DELAWARE
Delaware Board of Massage & Bodywork-Cannon Building, #203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Tel: 302-744-4537  Fax: 302-739-2711
Email: Ashley.stewart@state.de.us
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/massagebodyworks/index.shtml
Lic Req:500 and NCETMB
Cert Req:  300 supervised class hrs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Department of Health-Health Professional Licensing Administration
Board of Massage Therapy
825 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-724-4900, 877-374-1157
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488659,hplaNav,|30661|,.asp
Requirement:  500 hrs and NCETMB

FLORIDA
Florida Department of Health-Medical Quality Assurance-Board of Massage Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress WayBin #C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: 850-245-4161    Fax: 850-921-6184
Email: MQA_MassageTherapy@doh.state.fl.us
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/massage/ma_lic_req.html
Requirement: 500hrs & NCETMB

GEORGIA
Board Offices
Tel: 478-207-2440    fax: 478-207-1354
Application/Payment Address
PO Box 13446
Macon, GA 31208
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/massage/
Requirement:  500 hours & NCE or MBLEx

HAWAII
Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs-State Board of Massage
P.O. Box 3469
1010 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96801
Tel: 808-587-3222
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/massage/
Requirement: 570 hrs and a written exam administered by the state.

ILLINOIS
Department of Professional Regulations
320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Tel: 217-782-8556
http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/masst.asp
Requirement:  500 hours & NCETMB

INDIANA
Indiana passed a state certification law in 2007 
Go to the website  to find the most up-to-date information.
http://www.in.gov/pla/massage.htm

IOWA
Department of Public Health Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Tel: 515-281-6959   Fax: 515-281-3121
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_home.asp?board=mt
Requirement:500 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Tel: 502-564-3296   Fax: 502-696-1922
Requirement:600 hours & NCETMB
http://finance.ky.gov/ourcabinet/caboff/OAS/op/massth

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
12022 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Tel: 225-771-4090Fax: 225-771-4021
E-mail: admin@lsbmt.org
http://www.lsbmt.org/
Requirement:500 hrs - written (NCETMB) and oral exam

MAINE
Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
Division of Licensing & Enforcement-Massage Therapist
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Tel: 207-624-8613   Fax: 207-624-8637
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/index.shtml
Requirement:  500hrs or NCETMB

MARYLAND
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Tel: 410-764-4738   Fax: 410-358-1879
http://www.mdmassage.org/
Requirement: 500hrs, 60 College credit hours and NCETMB

MASSACHUSETTS
Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-727-1747    Fax: 617-727-0139
Email: michael.a.hawley@state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov
Requirement:500 hrs

MISSISSIPPI
State Board of Massage
P.O. Box 12489
Jackson, MS 39326-2489
Tel: 601-856-6127   Fax: 601-853-0336
Email: director@msbmt.state.ms.us
http://www.msbmt.state.ms.us/
Requirement: 600 in class hrs, 100 hrs supervised clinic and NCETMB

MISSOURI
Division of Professional Registration
Massage Therapy Board
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: 573-522-6277  Fax: 573-751-0735
http://pr.mo.gov/massage.asp
Requirement:   500hrs and NCETMB

NEBRASKA
HHSR&L Credentialing Division -Massage Therapy Board
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Tel: 402-471-2115   Fax: 402-471-3577
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/mass/massestab.htm
Requirement: 1000hrs and NCETMB

NEVADA
Nevada Board of Massage Therapy
1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 252
Reno, NV 89502
Tel: 775-688-1888
nvmassagebd@state.nv.us
http://www.massagetherapy.nv.gov/
Requirement:  500 hours, NCETMB

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Services
Licensing & Regulative Services
129 Pleasant Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: 603-271-5127
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/LRS/ELIGIBILITY/massage-license.htm
Requirement: 750hrs, NCETMB and practical exam

NEW JERSEY
Board of Nursing
124 Halsey St., 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: 973-504-6430  Fax: 973-648-3481
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm
Requirement: 500hrs or NCETMB

NEW MEXICO
State of New Mexico  Massage Therapy Board
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: 505-476-4870   Fax: 505-476-4645
Email: massage.board@state.nm.us
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/Massage/index.html
Requirement: 650 hrs, jurisprudence exam and NCETMB or 300hrs education and 350hrs of qualifying experience, jurisprudence exam and NCETMB

NEW YORK
State Board of Massage Therapy
89 Washington Ave.,
Second Floor
Albany, NY 12234
Tel: 518-474-3817 ext. 270
Massage category is #27.
Email: opunit3@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.op.nysed.gov/mtlic.htm
Requirement:1000 hrs and exam

NORTH CAROLINA
Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy
P.O. Box 2539
Raleigh, NC 27602
Tel: 919-546-0050 Fax: 919-833-1059
admin@bmbt.org
http://www.bmbt.org
Requirement: 500 hrs at a Board approved school and NCETMB

NORTH DAKOTA
State Board of Massage-Phil J. Reisenauer
P.O. Box 701
Dickinson, ND 58601
Tel: 701-872-4895
http://www.ndboardofmassage.com/
Requirement:750hrs, NCETMB and practical exams

OHIO
State Medical Board-Massage Licensing Division
77 South High St., 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0315
Tel: 614-466-3934 Fax: 614-728-5946
http://www.med.ohio.gov/MTsubwebindex.htm
Requirement:750 hrs with 12 month program, and state exam

OREGON
Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
748 Hawthorne Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301
Tel: 503-365-8657  Fax: 503-385-4465
Requirement: 500hrs, NCETMB or MBLEx and practical exams

RHODE ISLAND
Office of Health Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Tel: 401-222-2827  Fax: 401-222-1272
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/massage.php#Requirements
Requirement: 500hrs and NCETMB

SOUTH CAROLINA
Division of Professional Licensing
110 Center View
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29210
Tel: 803-896-4490   Fax: 803-896-4484
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/MassageTherapy/
Requirement: 500hrs & NCETMB or MBLEx

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Massage Therapy Board
PO Box 1062
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Tel: 605-271-7103
sdmtb.msp@midconetwork.com
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/Massage/
Requirement:500 hours, NCETMB or MBLEx, and CPR

TENNESSEE
Massage Licensure Board-Cordell Hull Bldg., First Floor
426 5th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
Tel: 615-532-3202, 800-778-4123
http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Massage/index.htm
Requirement:500hrs and NCETMB or MBLEx

TEXAS
Department of Health- Professional Licensing
Massage Therapy Program
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183
Tel: 512-834-6616   Fax: 512-834-6677
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage/default.shtm
Requirement:500 hours and an approved exam

UTAH
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing Board of Massage
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Tel: 801-530-6628    Fax: 801-530-6511
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/massage_therapy.html
Requirement: 600 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx

VIRGINIA
Department of Health Professions-Board of Nursing
6603 W. Broad St., Fifth Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1717
Tel: 804-662-9909     Fax: 804-662-9943
Email: nursebd@dhpvirginia.gov
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Nursing/nursing_forms.htm
Requirement:  500hrs and maintain NCETMB certification

WASHINGTON
Department of Health- Massage Program
PO Box 47867
Olympia, WA 98504-7868
Tel: 360-236-4700     Fax: 360-664-9077
Email: hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hps3/Massage_Therapy/default.htm
Requirement:  500hrs, written and practical NCETMB or MBLEx

WEST VIRGINIA
Massage Therapy Licensure Board-Peoples Building
179 Summers Street- Suite 711
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: 304-558-1060 or 800-871-7265    Fax: 304-558-1061
http://www.wvmassage.org/
Requirement:  500hrs or NCETMB or MBLEx

WISCONSIN
Department of Regulation & Licensure
1400 E. Washington Avenue
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Tel: 608-261-2390   fax: 608-267-0644
http://drl.wi.gov/prof/mass/def.htm
Requirement:  600hrs and NCETMB

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