Monday, September 3, 2012

State-specific Massage and Bodywork Licensing

 

"No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we
ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."
 
 
- Theodore Roosevelt     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
License Here, License There, License Everywhere!
  

Since I practice Massage Therapy under the jurisdiction of New York and New Jersey, the posts that you might find here concern only both States when I write about licensing, ethics or policies. A follower once asked me a matter of the same from a different state, so below I have inserted a copy of a summary I got from my old school regarding licensing in the US and its territories.
 
 
I double checked the validity of each link and have added new ones. I believe these information to be sincerely accurate, however that is something I cannot guarantee since laws change! If you see any error, please feel free to add a comment at the bottom. I would appreciate it if you do!

 
STATE
Minimum Hours
License Required?
Click-on the Link for Additional Information
Alabama
650
YES
Alaska
NA
NO
- -
American Samoa
NA
NO
- -
Arizona
500
YES
Arkansas
500
YES
California
NA
NO
State certification is a *voluntary* program (that is, NOT required) in California.
Colorado
500
YES
Connecticut
500
YES
Delaware
300
YES
District of Columbia
500
YES
Florida
500
YES
Georgia
500
YES
Guam
NA
NO
- -
Hawaii
570
YES
Idaho
NA
NO
- -
Illinois
500
YES
Indiana
500
YES
- -
Iowa
500
YES
Kansas
NA
NO
- -
Kentucky
600
YES
Louisiana
500
YES
Maine
500
YES
Marshall Islands
NA
NO
- -
Maryland
500
YES
Massachusetts
500
YES
Michigan
500
YES
Pending legislative approval.
Micronesia
NA
NO
- -
Minnesota
NA
NO
- -
Mississippi
700
YES
Missouri
500
YES
Montana
100
YES
- -
N Mariana Islands
NA
NO
- -
Nebraska
1000
YES
Nevada
500
YES
- -
New Hampshire
750
YES
New Jersey
500
YES
State licensing begins on September 04, 2012 for more details click older post once below
New Mexico
650
YES
New York
1000
YES
North Carolina
500
YES
North Dakota
750
YES
Ohio
600
YES
Oklahoma
NA
NO
- -
Oregon
500
YES
Palau
NA
NO
- -
Pennsylvania
600
NO
Puerto Rico
NA
NO
- -
Rhode Island
500
YES
South Carolina
500
YES
South Dakota
NA
NO
- -
Tennessee
500
YES
Texas
500
YES
Utah
600
YES
Vermont
NA
NO
- -
Virgin Islands
NA
NO
- -
Virginia
500
YES
Washington
500
YES
West Virginia
500
YES
Wisconsin
600
YES
Wyoming
NA
NO
- -



Please note that in some jurisdiction a separate city business license may also be necessary, so contact your respective city hall for inquiries. As far as I know NO license or certification is necessary to trading a free massage between two consenting friends, in any jurisdiction!
 
 
- Leo Feraer-Oporto     
 
 
 
 

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