Board of Massage Therapy
Length of Program 500 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 1,138
CE Requirements 6 CE / year

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, Board of Massage Therapy.

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

  1. Successful completion of a minimum 500 hours approved massage therapy program
  2. Successful completion of the MBLEx or other approved national licensing exam
  3. Current First Aid & CPR
  4. National Criminal Record Check with Fingerprints

All Massage Therapist Licenses expire yearly on June 30th.

Continuing Education Information

The Massage Therapist License requires to complete 6 CE hours annually for renewal. These hours can all be taken in an online format.

The State of Rhode Island* 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. Additionally, please refer to your State and/or Licensing body for details and authoritative information on requirements.