Licensure and Certification

State Licensure 

Most states in the country require a massage therapist to obtain a license in order to practice. Licensing requirements vary greatly from state-to-state and city-to-city. Currently, there are 43 states in the United States that require and issue massage therapist licenses.

Click on the following links to visit each state's massage therapy licensure information:

Alabama Maine Oregon
Arizona Maryland Pennsylvania
Arkansas Massachusetts Rhode Island
California Mississippi South Carolina
Colorado Missouri South Dakota
Connecticut Montana Tennessee
Delaware Nebraska Texas
Florida Nevada Utah
Georgia New Hampshire Virginia
Hawaii New Jersey Washington
Illinois New Mexico Washington, DC
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa North Carolina Wisconsin
Kentucky North Dakota
Louisiana Ohio

States with No State Licensure

The following states do not have state licensure for massage therapy.  For
these states there may be local, city, or county requirements.  For more
information, inquire at your local government office on how to obtain a license to
practice massage therapy.

Alaska Michigan Vermont
Idaho Minnesota Wyoming
Kansas Oklahoma