Colorado Licensure for Massage Therapists and Exam Details
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.
Application – Checklist Renewal Online with the Division of Professions and Occupations. No state CE hrs required, must renew every 2 years.
Newsletters – from your State Regulatory Massage Board
Colorado Massage Schools – A list of massage schools in Colorado- Schools need to be approved by the Board or accredited.
Colorado State Massage Registration account. you can update your contact information, obtain information about your license, and finish the renewal of your license all ONLINE.
The Colorado State Office of Massage Therapists requires that all therapists pass the written MBLEx. Utilize our online resource to review your massage curriculum. You can take as many practice tests as you like, any time day or night, on your schedule.
Professional Liability Insurance must be purchased and maintained in order to be licensed.
Finger Print and Background checks are required to be submitted to the CBI or Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Instructions for submitting finger print and background checks are also on the application. The fingerprint/ background check can take up to 12 weeks, get applications in as soon as possible. The cost is $39.50 and is not included in the application fee.
Massage Therapy Certificate Holders in Colorado ATTENTION: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE REGULATIONS RELATED TO YOUR PROFESSION. PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION.
Registration Review Process:
Step 1: Diploma or Degree from Approved Massage School
Step 2: Pass approved Exam MBLEx
Step 3: Apply with state and submit a Criminal History Record check
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