New York Licensing Overview for a Massage Therapist

Licensing for a massage therapist in New York is controlled by the New York Office of the Professions – Massage Therapy.

General Guidelines for a Massage Therapist in New York

Follow specific state requirements to perform massage therapist services, but also check local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Massage Therapist

General requirements for a massage therapist license?

• At least 18 years old
• Be of good moral character
• Completed a CPR course within 3 years prior to licensure
• 800 hours Training, 5 years of experience, and MBLEx ; 1,000 hours Training, 2-4 years of experience, and MBLEx ; 1,000 hours Training, no experience, and State Exam

What’s the state licensing site for a massage therapist?

New York Office of the Professions – Massage Therapy

What are some training programs available for a massage therapist?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renew every three years

What are fees associated with licensing?

$103