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District of Columbia Massage License and Board of Massage Therapy Exam

Massage News
NCBTMB and FSMTB have reached an Agreement. NCBTMB will no longer accept applications to utilize their Licensing exams effective November 1, 2014 for completion February 1, 2015. The MBLEx will be the sole licensing exam for the Massage Profession, this will facilitate portability and standardization for Massage Therapists.

District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy - Links to main categories of massage licensure information, forms, and contact information.

Massage License Application for the District of Columbia - PDF document that you must fill out and submit to be a massage therapist. Please read the Application Instructions.

Application Checklist- For both Endorsement (Supervised Parctice Form) and Examination

Verify Licensed MT's

District of Columbia Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in District of Columbia

The District of Columbia requires that anyone practicing massage therapy shall be licensed by the Board of Massage Therapy. Applicants can view this checklist to see everything they will need to meet the requirements for submission of the massage license application.

Step 1: Graduate School or Endorsement

Step 2: Apply for a DC State License and obtain a Background check

Step 3: Apply to take and pass the Licensing Exam MBLEx (results are sent to your state automatically) DC Regulations 7504

Step 4: Obtain DC License and Liability Ins.

Renew License online - All renewal is done every 2 years on the odd numbered year by January 31st. License Renewal -12 CE Credits/ 2 years

The DC Board of Massage requires your email address to ensure you are updated on regulatory changes and have access to the newsletter.

Along with several identification documents, you will need to have proof that you have passed the MBLEx. This proof should be sent directly to the Board of Massage from the exam administrator. If you are already a licensed, or certified massage therapist in another state, you may apply for a massage endorsement license which will give you reciprocity to the District of Columbia.

To prepare for the DC licensing Massage Examination, we suggest using our massage practice exams. With over 3500 massage assessment, application, ethics, anatomy and physiology questions, you will be completely prepared for the MBLEx. Staffed with Licensed Massage Therapists and available 24 hours a day, our massage testing application is the study aid that can make the difference between pass and fail. Take a look at some of our sample massage questions.

Page update 4.6.16

Web Information http://doh.dc.gov/node/146342
List of accredited schools District of Columbia Massage Schools
Education Requirements 500 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam- MBLEx - DC Regulations 7504
National Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 12 CE / 2 years
Initial Cost of License $262
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $177/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 638

Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy
899 North Capitol St. NE 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 877.374.1157
Fax: 202.727.8471

Send All Documents to:

Department of Health

Health Professional Licensing Administration

Board of Massage Therapy

899 North Capitol Street, NE 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20002

 


Massage Schools in District of Columbia

Potomac Massage Training Institue

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #LL

Washington, DC 20016

Email: tgelman@pmti.org

DC
202.686.7046 ext. 115

National Massage Therapy Institue

803 W. Broad Street # 400

Falls Church, VA 22046

Falls Church, VA
800.509.5058

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

200 Little Falls Street #303

Falls Church, VA 22046

Falls Church, VA 703.533.3113
     

 

District of Columbia Continuing Education

12 CE Credits Biennially
Hours
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on January 31st every Odd year
Direct Contact (Live) DC Board Approved
6
Required for Renewal
Live
9 CE's of the 12 Hours must be Massage-Related. Remaining 6 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
3
Required for Renewal
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal, Not part of CE Hours. Direct Contact (Live)
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Cultural Competency & Specialized Training
Not Limited
Special Population Techniques
Pathology of the Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Self-Study: Books, DVD's, Research Materials, & Related Publications
Not Limited
Research Community
Publishing a Book Review or Review Paper
2
Minimum Allowed - Must submit proof
Research Community
Publishing an Article
4
Minimum Allowed - Must submit proof
Research Community
Publishing a Book
8
Minimum Allowed - Must submit proof
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Limited
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Dbl Credit for the amount of CE's - One time credit per class with same subject
Live
Active Service on DC Massage Related Board, Task Force, or Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Subject Matter Must be Board Approved (7507)
Excess Hours taken may NOT carry over to the next renewal
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy
899 North Capitol St. NE 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 877.374.1157
Fax: 202.727.8471

Send All Documents to:

Department of Health

Health Professional Licensing Administration

Board of Massage Therapy

899 North Capitol Street, NE 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20002

* Board Approved Providers

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

 

 

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