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Rules can change at any time, so check anyways!
The States that are not listed do not have any regulations as of yet.

Check with you city, county or town for further information.
www.healingandlaw.com or www.massagemag.com

Alabama (Board of Massage) - 600 hours, written exam, NCBTMB (1996)  
www.almtbd.state.al.us

Arkansas (Board of Massage) - 500 hours, NCBTMB or state exam (1951)
www.arkansasmassagetherapy.com

Arizona - 500 to 700 hours, NCBTMB or MBLEx (2003)
http://massagetherapy.az.gov/

California - (2009)
www.camtc.org

Connecticut (Department of Public Health) - 500 hour, NCBTMB (1993)


Delaware (Board of Massage and Bodywork) - 500 hours Therapist, 100-hour tech, NCBTMB (1993)
www.professionallicensing.state.de.us/boards/massagebodyworks/index.shtml

Florida (Department Of Health) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1943)
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/massage

Georgia (Board of Massage) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (2005)
www.georgia.gov

Hawaii (Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing)
- 570 hours, NCBTMB (1947)
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/massage/

Idaho - Complimentary Alternative Medicine Law
www.3state.id.us

Illinois - 500 hours, NCBTMB (2002)
www.amta-il.org

Iowa (Bureau of Professional Licensure: Massage Therapy Board) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1992)
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure

Kentucky - 500 hours, NCBTMB (2003) (502) 564-3296
finance.ky.gov/ourcabinet/caboff/OAS/op/

Louisiana (Louisiana board of Massage ) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1992)
www.lsbmt.org

Massachusetts (Professional Licensure) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (2006)
www.mass.gov/legis/legis.htm

Maine (Office of Licensing and Registration) - 500 hours, or NCBTMB (1991)
www.state.me.us/pfr/olr/categories/cat26.htm

Maryland (Board of Chiropractic Examiners) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1998)
www.mdmassage.org/

Minnesota - Complimentary Alternative Medicine Law (2001)

Mississippi - 700 hours (2001)
www.msbmt.state.ms.us

Missouri (State board of Therapeutic Massage) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1998)
http://pr.mo.gov/massage.asp

Nebraska (Health and Human Services) - 1,000 hours, NCBTMB (1958)
www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/mass/massage.htm

Nevada - 500 hours, submit to a full background check, and pass a written exam "accredited by the National
Commission for Certifying Agencies."
www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/Reports

New Hampshire (Employment Security) - 750 hours, NCBTMB (1980)
www.state.nh.us

New Jersey (Board of Nursing) - 500hrs or NCBTMB (1999)
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

New Mexico (Massage Therapy Board) - 650 hours, NCBTMB (1991)

New York (Office of Professions) - 1000 hours, NCBTMB (1967)
www.op.nysed.gov/massage.htm

North Carolina (Board of Massage) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1999)
www.bmbt.org

North Dakota - 750 hours, written / practical exam (1959)
www.ndboardofmassage.com

Ohio (State of Ohio Medical Board) - 600 hours, written exam (1916)
www.state.oh.us./med

Oregon (Board of Massage) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1999)
www.oregonmassage.org

Rhode Island (Health Professions Regulations) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1980)
www.health.state.ri.us

South Carolina (Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1997)
www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/MassageTherapy/

South Dakota (Department of Health) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (2005)  
www.state.sd.us/doh/Massage/index.htm

Tennessee (Massage Licensure Board) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1995)

Texas (Department of Health) - 250 hours, 50-hour intern, written / practical exam (1985)
www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage/default.shtm

Utah (Occupational and Professional licensing) - 600 hours experience and exam (1981)

Virginia (Board of Nursing) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1996)
www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/nursing_forms.htm#Massage%20Therapist

Washington (State Dept of Health) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1976)
www.doh.wa.gov/Massage/default.htm

West Virginia (Massage Therapy Licensure Board) - 500 hours, or NCBTMB (1998)
www.wvmassage.org

Wisconsin (Dept of Regulation and licensing) - 600 hours, NCBTMB (1999)
www.drl.state.wi.us


CANADA


British Columbia - 3000 hours, both written / practical exams (604) 736-3404

District of Columbia (Boards and Commissions) - 500 hours, NCBTMB (1999)
obc.dc.gov/services/profiles_m.shtm

Newfoundland/Labra - 2,200 hours, both written / practical exams (709) 739-7181

Ontario - 2,200 hours, both written / practical exams (416) 489-2626

National Board States (As of June 2005)

1.        Alabama
2.        Arizona
3.        Connecticut
4.        Delaware
5.        District of Columbia
6.        Florida
7.        Illinois
8.        Iowa
9.        Kentucky
10.      Louisiana
11.      Maine
12.      Maryland
13.      Mississippi
14.      Missouri
15.      Nebraska
16.      New
17.      Hampshire
18.      New Jersey
19.      New Mexico
20.      North Carolina
21.      Oregon
22.      Rhode Island
23.      South Carolina
24.      South Dakota
25.      Tennessee
26.      Utah
27.      Virginia
28.      Washington
29.      West Virginia
30.      Wisconsin



CANADIAN PROVINCE LINKS

British Columbia
www.cmtbc.bc.ca

Manitoba
www.mtam.mb.ca

New Brunswick
info@masssagemassotherapie.nb.ca

Newfoundland & Labrador
www.nlmta.ca

Northwest Territories
rbeatch@tamarack.nt.ca

Nova Scotia
assaociation@pathfinder-group.com

Ontario
www.cmto.com

Quebec
514-597-0505 poste 232

Saskatchewan
www.gpfn.sk.ca/health/groups/mtas.htm

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