Application for License/Registration in Massage Therapy

General Instructions



Licensure Requirements

Application for License or Registration in Massage Therapy

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Notice to Applicants Who Attended Foreign Schools


PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT YOUR APPLICATION for License Massage Therapist (LMT) or Registered Massage Practitioner (RMP). Application Packet contains: General Instructions, Application - ten (10) pages to be submitted to the Board including the Checklist, Jurisprudence Exam Registration and Board Policy Regarding Failure of JP Exam. AN APPLICATION IS NOT CONSIDERED COMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AS OUTLINED INCLUDING THE Completed APPLICATION CHECKLIST.

The application form for the License Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner is the same. The application must be completed by the applicant. Answer all questions. If you leave a question blank, the application may be returned to you. All information must be typed in the fillable form or clearly printed in black or blue ink. If additional space is required, use the reverse side of the application or attach a separate 8 ½ “x 11” sheet of paper. Place your name andlast 4 of your social security number on each additional page or addendum..



All applications with documents, Jurisprudence Examination registration forms and Application Checklist must be postmarked by U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, or DHL on or before the application postmark deadline date as indicated on the Jurisprudence Examination Schedule located on the Board’s website -  “EXAMINATIONS



Two (2) recent 2” X 2” head & shoulders passport type photo on a white background must also be submitted; one must be attached to the “Notary page” in the designated area of the application. Profiles (side views) photographs will not be accepted. The application form must be notarized on the notary page. The notary seal must be placed on the edge of the photograph.




* No cash, personal, or business checks will be accepted. Your application and personal check, business check or cash will be sent back to you.

NOTE: All applicants must pass the exam offered by the NCBTMB, FSMTB or the NCCAOM – before submitting an application and registering for the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination. Copies of your transcript(s), national score report, provider level CPR and First Aid for the work place must be submitted with your application. At the time you are notified in writing that your application is completed and approved. With an admit letter, you have been scheduled for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Exam..



NOTE: All applicants must either pass the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) or the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) examination or the FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) before submitting an application and registering for the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination. Copies of your transcript(s), national score report, CPR certification, Criminal History Records Check (fingerprint) receipt must be submitted with your application and your application Check List. A copy of your National Certificate and the requested Official Sealed transcript(s) must be contained in your Board file before any license or registration can be issued to you. You will be notified in writing of receipt of your application. Upon verification of successful passing scores, you will be scheduled for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Examination.



Applicants must personally arrange with their school(s) to have certified sealed copies of official transcripts submitted by the school(s) DIRECTLY to the Board. The transcript(s) must document a minimum of 600-hours in an ACCREDITED massage therapy education program as defined in the Laws and Regulations: for LMT & RMP

Foreign Transcripts: Students who attended foreign schools are advised that it is solely their responsibility to ensure that all transcripts are in a format acceptable to the Board. Transcripts from foreign schools must be independently reviewed and investigated at the expense of the applicant. For more information (see Notice to Applicants Who Attended Foreign Schools. Such transcripts must also have an original English translation from an accredited member of the American Translators Association. No other translation certification is acceptable. Only original transcripts and translations are acceptable – copies or certified copies will not be accepted