State Board of Massage Therapy 
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Rules and regulations - A hard copy is available from the Board office upon request.  Remember to include your mailing address with your request.

Name change - Will be made only when a copy of an official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order) is submitted with a letter of request.  The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 (check or money order) payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Address change - Written requests should include the old address, new address and license number and/or social security number.  The Board must be notified within 10 days of any change in address.

Certification of Licensure - To obtain a certification of your license to another State Board (a Letter of Good Standing), send the request including your name, license number, address of the other State Board, and a $15.00 check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of PA to: State Board of Massage Therapy, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649.

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Board application forms are available to be downloaded.   

*** 2015 Renewal Application ***

Application for Massage Therapist Licensure by Examination

Application for Massage Therapist Licensure by Reciprocity

Application for Massage Therapist Temporary Practice Permit

Continuing Education Course Approval Application

Continuing Education Conference Approval Application

Reactivation Application **NEW**

Certification of Licensure Request Form

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Board Examination Information:

The Board adopts the NCETM and NCETMB, including the NESL option, and MBLEx as  approved examinations for initial licensure.

Individuals planning to take the MBLEx offered by the FSMTB shall contact the FSBMT directly at or 1-866-962-3926 to apply for the examination. Individuals who plan to take the NCETM or NCETMB examinations, including the NESL option, offered by the NCBTMB shall contact the NCBTMB directly at or 1-800-296-0664 to apply for examination.

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License renewal cycle and fees:

Licenses expire January 31 of every odd-numbered year beginning January 31, 2013.  The board mails renewal notices 2 to 3 months prior to the license expiration date.  Notices are mailed to the most recent address the licensee has reported to the Board.  The Postal Service does NOT forward licenses.

The renewal fee is $75.00. Completion of 24 hours of board-approved continuing education is required for renewal. Proof of a current certification in CPR is also required. 

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State Board of Massage Therapy 
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-7155
Fax - (717) 787-7769

Modified Date: 05/14/2014 03:18 PM