Massage Therapy Licensure Board
Length of Program 500 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 1,027
CE Requirements 24 CE / 2 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board.

The State of West Virginia 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 national licensing exam (or the NCBTMB exam if completed prior to Feb. 1, 2015)
  3. Agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and post it in the therapist’s workplace

The initial license and any subsequent renewal are for a period of two years. A license is valid for two years after it is issued and expires at the end of that month.

Continuing Education Information

The Massage Therapy License requires the completion of 24 CE each two-year term for renewal. Of the 24 CE, at least 3 CE must be in Professional Ethics.

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