Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
Length of Program 700 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 723
CE Requirements 24 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy.

The State of Mississippi requires the following to obtain a Massage Therapy License:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum 700-hour approved massage therapy program
  2. Successful completion of a national licensing exam (MBLEx, NESL, NCETMB)
  3. Current certification in CPR & First Aid (minimum 8 hours) and familiarity with the ADA
  4. Successful completion of an approved course on communicable disease, including HIV/AIDS information and prevention
  5. Good moral character, including fingerprint and criminal history check

The license is valid for a term of 2 years.

Continuing Education Information

The State of Mississippi requires 24 CE hours per 2 years. Of the 24 CE hours, a maximum of 12 hours per calendar year may be taken through approved home-study/online courses.

The State of Mississippi accepts CEUs from Approved Providers with the NCBTMB that are listed with the Board.