How Can I Get An Application For Licensure?

Who Must be Licensed

All therapists in the State who fall under the scope of practice definition in the Massage and Bodywork Therapy Practice Act will be required to apply for a license. This is legally defined as: Systems of activity applied to the soft tissues of the human body for therapeutic, educational or relaxation purposes. This includes anyone who is practicing massage and bodywork therapy for compensation, whether you are working full-time or part-time, self-employed or working for someone else. The only exceptions are practitioners of certain energy-based and movement repatterning techniques whose work meets specific criteria for exemption set forth in the Rules and Regulations. (Refer to the FAQ Page for details.)

 

How to Apply for a License

An application may be purchased online (Visa, MasterCard or Discovery) for $20.00.

To obtain the online application you must complete the "Online Application Request".  Upon recipt of the online reqest and the fee, an online application will be created specifically for the requesting individual. The login and password information as well as the detailed instructions for the application process will be sent to the email address included in the request.  You will be able to login to this application as much as you want until you have completed or uploaded all the required information.  Use the link below to purchase an online application.

Once you have purchased an online application and have completed all of the required fields, you will submit the application the the Board for review.  At this time, the Board may be waiting for additional documentation to arrive from 3rd party sources.  This documentation may include, but is not limited to, items such as Moral Character Forms, Massage Therapy School Documentation, State Verifications, etc.  You may check the status of your submitted application by clicking on the "Check Submitted Application Status" link below.

 

Online Application Request

 

If you have already created an application online, and would like to continue editing it or inputting additional information, login using the link below.

 

EDIT APPLICATION ONLINE

 

To check the status of an application that has been completed and submitted to the Board, use the link below.

 

Check application Status

 

Review Process and Timeline

Once your Application is received at the Board Office, it will be reviewed by Board staff for completeness. When all documentation is complete, your Application will be approved by Board staff or forwarded to the Board’s License Standards Committee. This committee makes recommendations to the Board. Final action on Applications reviewed by the License Standards Committee is made at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.  If the applicant has any criminal history, the process time is longer as the timeframe will be based on the review of the criminal history itself.  The Board may request additional information or interview an applicant before issuing a license.

Please do not call the Board office to find out your license processing status.  You can check your application status anytime by clicking on the "Check Application Status" link above.

The Board staff updates the webpage weekly with the names of new licensees.  If you have been issued a license number, it will be on the website, www.bmbt.org, under Verify a License.  Once your license number appears on the website you should receive your certificate of licensure within ten to fifteen business days.

It is your responsibility to notify the Board of any change in information occurring after the filing of your Application.  You must keep the Board advised of your current mailing address at all times.