Apply for a Massage Therapy License

Here you can find the licensing requirements and step to apply for your Massage Therapy license.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed.

Board of Registration of Massage Therapy

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What you need for Apply for a Massage Therapy License

Please complete the following:

  • A completed Initial Massage Therapist License Application 
  • A sealed envelope with your official transcript from your Massage Therapy program. Please mail this to the address listed below under "by mail".
  • A 2x2 passport style photo.
  • A complete list of your clock hours. This can be done on the application. If your program is noted in Credit Hours, you will need your school to write a complete breakdown of the programs Clock Hours on letter head.
  • Two signed letter of reference. One letter must be from an employer in the field, and the other may be from an unrelated person.
  • A Copy of the insurance policy declaration page, along with the effective date of coverage.
  • Proof that you have passed either the Massage or Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Message and Bodywork (MCBTMB) if you will fall deficient of the 300 hour Massage Theory and Technique requirements. Candidates who think they may qualify, please refer to the current Curriculum Guidelines for more information.
  • Pay your licensing fee online
  • A CORI Acknowledgement Form

Fees for Apply for a Massage Therapy License

All fees are non-refundable.

Name Fee Unit
Massage Therapy License Application Fee $225 each

How to apply Apply for a Massage Therapy License

Please mail all of the listed licensing requirements to the following address:

Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
Division of Professional Licensure (DPL)
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA, 02118-6100

    You can upload all of the required documents, except for your sealed transcripts which must be sent by mail, and submit your application on ePlace. If you do not already have an account, start by making an account on ePlace to begin the application process. 

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    Once the Board has received all of the required documents and application, an email notification will be sent to you. If you are missing any documents, an email will be sent notifying you that you need to provide more documents. 

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