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MD Massage : licensurea

 

Application for License or Registration in Massage Therapy

 

Index

Licensure Requirements

General Instructions

Application for License or Registration in Massage Therapy

Download Application Packet

Schedule of Fees

Approved Accrediting Agencies

Notice to Applicants Who Attended Foreign Schools

 

*****IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS*****

Please carefully read the application instructions:

  1. A completed application includes all applicable fees, photos and documentation including examination results for any National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam or then National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Asian Bodywork Therapy exam ( NCCAOM ).

  2. Transcripts are accepted from massage therapy schools that are accredited or approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). (Visit the MTP website to see the list of approved schools and recognized accrediting agencies.)

  3. Effective January 1, 2003, all applicants seeking licensure or registration are required to take and pass a jurisprudence examination administered by the Board at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

  4. All applicants must pass the National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage and Body Works exam offered by the NCBTMB or the NCCAOM Asian Bodywork Therapy examination prior to submitting an application to the Board for licensure or registration in massage therapy. Include the jurisprudence registration form with the application when applying for licensure or registration in massage therapy.

  5. Applicants will be notified in writing to submit the license or registration fee and related paperwork after all the requirements for license or registration are met.

  6. The licensure/registration cycle is for two years – the current cycle is November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2010.
    The next cycle would be November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2012 and so forth.
  7. Note: Applicants receiving their initial license to registration November 1st thru October 31st of an even year will be EXEMPT FROM CEU Requirements.
    However they MUST RENEW PRIOR TO 12 MIDNIGHT OF OCT 31st of that EVEN YEAR.
    Please review your license or registration for its expiration date.

     

  8. All applicants seeking licensure must:
    a) provide proof of completion of sixty (60) credit hours of college course work and 500 hours of massage therapy education at an approved or accredited school;
    b) provide proof of passing National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage and Body Works exam offered by the NCBTMB or the NCCAOM –Asian Bodywork Therapy examination; and
    c) pass the Maryland massage therapy jurisprudence examination.

     

    Registered Massage Practitioners may practice in a business setting such as private businesses, health clubs and spas. Registered Massage Practitioners may not practice in any health care setting (including, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctors’ offices).

  9. All applicants seeking registration must:
    a) provide proof of completion of 500 hours of massage therapy education at an approved or accredited school;
    b) provide proof of passing an exam offered by the NCBTMB or the NCCAOM –Asian Bodywork Therapy examination; and
    c) pass the Maryland massage therapy jurisprudence examination.

Download Application Packet