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Application Wizard - Massage Therapist

Please select one of the following:

I currently have a license, certification or registration in another state, and want to get a license in Virginia

I am applying for the first time for a Massage Therapist license.

I want to reinstate my lapsed Massage Therapist License

   

You may qualify for Licensure by Endorsement.

What you need in order to apply:

  • A criminal background check (CBC) is required. For more information, see the Endorsement Checklist Instructions below.
  • Please review the Laws and Regulations governing Nursing and governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists.
  • You will need an official transcript mailed directly to the BON from the school you attended.
  • You will need official exam results from either the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or the National Certification Exam (NCETM or MBLEx) sent diretly to the BON from the exam board.
  • Official verification of license/certificate/verification is required from each state/jurisdiction in which you have ever been nlicensed/certified/registered in as a Massage Therapist. See Verification Form.
  • Please read carefully through the Endorsement Checklist Instructions.

Applications for licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist by Endorsement are now exclusively accepted online. Please read the application questions carefully before answering each question. Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online application process.

You may qualify for an Initial License for Massage Therapist.

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • A criminal background check (CBC) is required. For more information, see the Checklist Instructions below.
  • Please review the laws and regulations governing Nursing and the Licensure of Massage Therapists.
  • You will need an official transcript mailed directly to the BON from the school you attended.
  • You will need to have taken the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and official exam results from the MBLEx need to be sent diretly to the BON from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).
  • Additional documentation may be needed, so read carefully through the Checklist Instructions.

Applications for licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist by Initial License are now exclusively accepted online. Please read the application questions carefully before answering each question. Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online application process.

Reinstatement as a Massage Therapist

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Louise Hershkowitz. CRNA, MSHA, President