Virginia Massage Therapist Licensing

• 1 April 2020

Virginia Licensing Overview for a Massage Therapist

Licensing for a massage therapist in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Board of Nursing – Massage Therapy.

General Guidelines for a Massage Therapist in Virginia

Follow state requirements to perform massage therapist services and be sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations as well.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Massage Therapist

General requirements for a massage therapist license?

• At least 18 years old
• 500 hours Training

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

Virginia Board of Nursing – 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 two years

What are fees associated with licensing?


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