Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage
Length of Program 500 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 4,451
CE Requirements 12 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage, a board of the Division of Professional Regulation.

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

  1. Successful completion of a minimum 500-hours massage therapy apprenticeship with a certified mentor and successfully passed an approved examination, OR
  2. Successful completion of a minimum 500-hours approved massage therapy program;
  3. Successful completion of a national licensing exam (NCETBM, NCETM, Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam, AMMA NBCE, MBLEx, or other deemed sufficient by the board);

The State of Missouri also regulates a Provisional License (valid for 1-year only) and a Student License (valid for 6-months only) in Massage Therapy.

The Massage Therapy License is valid for two-years from its date of issuance.

Continuing Education Information

The Massage Therapy License is subject to renewal every 2 years. Within the renewal period, 12 CE hours are required.

The State of Missouri* accepts courses for continuing education hours from providers in the CE Registry.

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.

*Please confirm with your state as the list of states that accept courses through CE Registry may change.