Alaska Board of Massage Therapists
Length of Program 625 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 1240
CE Requirements 16 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

General Information

Massage Therapy is governed by the Alaska Board of Massage Therapists.

As of July 1, 2015 the State of Alaska requires massage therapists be licensed by the Alaska Board of Massage Therapists.

To obtain a Massage Therapist License, the State of Alaska Board of Massage Therapists requires the following at minimum:

  1. Credentials
    • A current active, unrestricted license in good standing in another state or country that allows you to practice massage therapy.
    • The state or country you are licensed in must have licensing requirements that are substantially equal to or greater than Alaska.OR
  2. Examination
    • Successful completion of min. 625h program of in-class supervised instruction and clinical work from a board approved massage school or board approved apprenticeship program.
    • Successful completion of a national competency exam (NCBTMB or MBLEx)
    • Complete at least 2 hours of bloodborne pathogens/universal precautions safety training in the 2 years preceding application date.
    • Submit a FD-258 fingerprint card and pass state and national criminal history record check.
    • Hold current CPR certification
    • Submit application and fees

The Massage Therapist License expires on September 30 of odd number years regardless of when the license was issued.

Continuing Education Information

Renewal of the Massage Therapist License requires 16 CE hours for each two-year term, unless the applicant has been licensed for less than 12 months. Of the 16 CE hours, 2 CE hours must be in Ethics.

The State of Alaska accepts courses for continuing education hours from providers in the CE Registry. The State of Alaska also accepts course for continuing education hours from providers approved by the NCBTMB.

Dexterity PD is a proud Approved Provider with the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Our courses are available and listed in the CE Registry. Course completion records are stored in the national Massage Therapy Licensing Database (MTLD) for permanent recording.

Dexterity PD is a proud Approved Provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). The most current list of our courses approved by the NCBTMB can be found on our NCBTMB Approved Provider Profile Page.

*Please confirm with your state as the list of states that accept courses through CE Registry may change. Additionally, please refer to your State and/or Licensing body for details and authoritative information on requirements.