Professional Licensure

Therapeutic Massage

Students should contact their program department to discuss program enrollment and professional licensure options.

"Lynn" Hurt, NC LMBT 5454, BCTMB
Program Director of Therapeutic Massage
919-209-2516
klhurt@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Graduates are eligible to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), which is the accepted licensing exam in NC. MBLEx provides consistent and nationally recognized entry-level standards that assist state regulators in evaluating an individual’s ability to practice massage safely and competently. Upon passing the MBLEx, graduates may apply for a North Carolina license to practice Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. This license is required to practice in NC. 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands each regulate the massage therapy profession. Depending on the state, this could be in the form of state registration, state certification or state licensure. The MBLEx is currently utilized for licensure in 46 of the 49 regulated jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alabama Board of Massage Therapy 2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
334-420-7233
Alaska Meets State Educational Requirements Alaska Board of Massage Therapy P.O. Box 11806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907-465-3811
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements American Samoa Board of Cosmetology P.O. Box 23
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-5155
Arizona Meets State Educational Requirements Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy 1740 West Adams
Suite 3401
Phoenix, AZ 85007
435-610-1119
Arkansas Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy 4815 W Markham Street
Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-683-1448
California Meets State Educational Requirements California Massage Therapy Council One Capitol Mall
Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-669-5336
Colorado Meets State Educational Requirements Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies 1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Department of Public Health Massage Therapist Licensure
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 6134
860-509-7603
Delaware Meets State Educational Requirements Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork Cannon Building Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4500
Florida Meets State Educational Requirements Florida Board of Massage Therapy 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256
855-488-0595
Georgia Meets State Educational Requirements Georgia Board of Massage Therapy 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
404-656-2881
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners 194 Herman Cortez Avenue
Terlaje Professional Building Suite 213
Hagatna, GU 96910
671-735-7409
Hawaii Meets State Educational Requirements Hawaii State Board of Massage Therapy P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-3000
Idaho Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Board of Massage Therapy 11351 W Chinden Boulevard
Building 6
Boise, ID 83714
208-334-3233
Illinois Meets State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation, Massage Therapy 320 West Washington Street
Third Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
800-560-6420
Indiana Meets State Educational Requirements Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy 402 W Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-8800
Iowa Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Lucas State Office Building 5th Floor
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
515-281-0254
Kansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kansas Massage Exam and Certification Information 800 SW Jackson
Lower Level - Suite A
Topeka, KS 66612
800-316-8275
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy 500 Mero Street 2SC 32
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-8808
Louisiana Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy 9619 Interline Ave
Suite 8
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-756-3488
Maine Meets State Educational Requirements Maine Massage Therapy Office of Licensing and Registration
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 4333
207-624-8624
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners Metro Executive Building
4201 Patterson Avenue Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-4738
Massachusetts Meets State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Board of Registration of Massage Therapy 1000 Washington Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
617-701-8630
Michigan Meets State Educational Requirements Michigan Board of Massage Therapy Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-0918
Minnesota Meets State Educational Requirements Minnesota Department of Health P.O. Box 64975
St Paul, MN 55164-0975
651-201-5000
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy P.O. Box 20
Morton, MS 39117
601-732-6038
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri State Board of Therapeutic Massage Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-522-6277
Montana Meets State Educational Requirements Montana Board of Massage Therapy P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-444-6880
Nebraska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nebraska Massage Therapy Board P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68909-4986
402-471-2117
Nevada Meets State Educational Requirements Nevada Board of Massage Therapy 1755 e Plumb Lane
Suite 252
Reno, NV 89502
775-687-9955
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Advisory Board of Massage Therapists 7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 3301
603-271-2152
New Jersey Meets State Educational Requirements New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy P.O. Box 45048
Newark, NJ 7101
973-504-6520
New Mexico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Mexico Massage Therapy Board P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 57504
505-476-4870
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New York State Board of Massage Therapy Division of Professional Licensing
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
514-474-3817
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy 4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-546-0050
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota State Board of Massage P.O. Box 3141
Bismarck, ND 58502-3141
701-712-8624
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Board of Professional Licensing Health Care Professions Licensing Board P.O. Box 502078
Saipan, MP 96950
670-664-4808
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements State Medical Board of Ohio Massage Licensing Division
30 East Broad Street 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3934
Oklahoma Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering - Advisory State Board Massage Therapy 2401 NW 23rd Street
Suite 84
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-522-5961
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirements Oregon Board of Massage 610 Hawthrone Avenue
Suite 220
Salem, OR 97301
503-365-8657
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-7155
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Massage Therapists Calle Rafael Cordero # 154
Oficina Num. 500
Viejo San Juan San Juan, PR 00902-3271
787-725-8538
Rhode Island Meets State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Board of Massage Therapy and Licensing 3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 2908
401-222-2828
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Therapy Panel Kingstree Building
110 Centerview
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4588
South Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy 217 W Missouri Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3361
Tennessee Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure 665 Mainstream Drive
2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 67243
615-253-2111
Texas Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Massage Therapy P.O. Box 12057
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-6599
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Division of Occupational Professional Licensing Board of Massage Therapy
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
801-530-6628
Vermont Meets State Educational Requirements Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, and Touch Professionals 89 Main Street
3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
802-828-1505
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs 3000 Estate Golden Rock
Suite 9
St Croix, VI 820
340-713-3522
Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Health Professions - Massage Therapy 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
804-367-4400
Washington Meets State Educational Requirements Washington State Department of Health Board of Massage P.O. Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504
202-442-5955
Washington DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street NE, First Floor
Washington, DC 20002
877-672-2174
West Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board 179 Summers Street
Suite 711
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-1060
Wisconsin Meets State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Massage Therapy and Body Work Therapy
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
608-266-2112
Wyoming Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy 2001 Capitol Avenue
No 127
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3628