Board of Massage Therapy
Length of Program 500 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 810
CE Requirements 8 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the South Dakota Department of Health, Board of Massage Therapy.

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

  1. Successful completion of minimum 500 hours approved massage therapy program
  2. Absence of unprofessional conduct
  3. Successful completion of a nationally recognized competency examination approved by the Board

A Massage Therapy License is valid until September 30 following the date issued and automatically expires unless renewed.

Continuing Education Information

Massage Therapists are required to complete 8 CE every two years for license renewal. Depending on when the license was issued, this requirement may vary for the initial renewal period. All 8 CE may be completed online.

The State of South Dakota* accepts courses for continuing education hours from providers in the CE Registry. The State of South Dakota also accepts continuing education hours from providers approved by the NCBTMB.

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.

Dexterity PD is a proud Approved Provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). The most current list of our courses approved by the NCBTMB can be found on our NCBTMB Approved Provider Profile Page.

*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.