Massage Therapy is governed by the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Previously, Indiana required certification; however, it has transitioned to a more rigorous set of requirements for licensure.
The State of Indiana requires the following to obtain a Massage Therapist License:
- Successful completion of a min. 625 h program of in-class supervised instruction and clinical work from an approved massage school or program
- Successful completion of a national competency exam (MBLEx, NCETM, NCBTMB, or NBCA NCE)
- Licensed massage therapists are required to hold professional liability insurance.
The Massage Therapist License expires May 15 of every fourth year (2025, 2029, 2033).
Continuing Education Information
Renewal of the Massage Therapist License requires 24 CE for each four-year term.
Prior to the May 2025 renewal, licensed MTs are required to complete 18 CE.
Massage therapists that are also registered with a professional association may have additional continuing education requirements. Massage therapists should refer to their professional association for continuing education standards and requirements.
Most associations accept courses approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and/or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Refer to your professional association for details.