Massage Therapy Board
Length of Program 650 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 2,795
CE Requirements 16 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the Massage Therapy Board of the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department.

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

  1. Successful completion of a minimum 650 hours approved massage therapy program
  2. Successful completion of a national licensing exam (NCETMB or MBLEx)
  3. Succesful completion of the New Mexico Jurisprudence Exam

The Massage Therapist License expires biennially on October 31st.

Continuing Education Information

Renewal of the Massage Therapist License requires the completion of 16 CE per two-year licensing period. Of the 16 CE, 4 CE must be in Ethics.

Of the 16 CE, 8 CE hours may be completed online and 8 CE are required to be completed in-person. However, this requirement has been waived for the

The State of New Mexico* 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.