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Massage Therapy Licensing Information

Application Instructions

Apply online now! Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are processed in the order received.

Failure to submit the aforementioned information will result in the delay of your application. All positive response applications are subject to the review of the Board.

  • Massage Therapist
    1. Completed Application - Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee - $100.00 application fee to be paid by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.  All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal Background Check
    4. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance - You must include a copy of your professional liability insurance with your application – OR – your insurance provider can email us your certificate of insurance directly at pla14@pla.in.gov.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    7. Examination: Proof of completion and passage of an examination must be sent directly from one of the following entities. Examination results sent by the applicant will not be accepted.
      • Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)
      • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM)
      • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
      • National Board Certification Agency National Certification Examination (NBCA NCE).
    8. Transcripts - Official transcript of grades that shows that the applicant has met all requirements for graduation/completion. Graduates of a foreign program must submit an official translation if the transcript is not in English. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
      • If you are a foreign graduate, you must also submit a credentials evaluation. The credential evaluation must be specifically prepared for the State of Indiana by the service listed below:
        • International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
          P.O. Box 3665
          Culver City, CA 90231
          Phone: 310.258.9451
          Fax: 310.342.7086
          www.ierf.org
    9. Verification of State Licensure(s) - Verification of any registration/license/certification to practice any health-related profession or occupation in another state or territory.  Verifications must be submitted directly from the state of issuance. We do not need verification of county or city permits.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

Renewal Instructions

  • Renewal Information

    Massage Therapist License expire May 15 of every fourth year ( 2025, 2029, 2033)Renew Online!

    The massage therapist renewal fee is $150.
    Licensed massage therapists are required to hold professional liability insurance in order to practice massage therapy in the state of Indiana.

    As of July 13, 2022 all licensed Massage Therapist will be required to complete 18 hours of Continuing Education before the May 2025 renewal. After that, they will be required to complete a total of 24 hours of Continuing Education within the 4 year renewal cycle.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid email addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore when a notice has been emailed to a valid email address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

  • Renewal Documents

    To renew your license by paper, you must select a document below. Print and mail the completed form with the required renewal fee and proof of insurance to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The address is on the form, and checks should be made out to 'Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.'

  • Required Documentation

    You are required to hold professional liability insurance in order to practice massage therapy in the State of Indiana. The proof may be a copy of the certificate of insurance for your professional liability insurance which may be submitted online with your renewal, via email to pla14@pla.in.gov, or online via the License Update feature at MyLicense.IN.gov.

Exams & Testing

Fee Schedule

  • Massage Therapy Applications/Renewals
    Massage Therapy Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Application for Licensure$100NA$100
    Renewal - Unexpired - prior to May 15 of every fourth year (2021, 2025, 2029)$150NA$150
    Renewal - Expired - after May 15 of every fourth year (2021, 2025, 2029)$150$50$200