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Important Notice Regarding Changes to the Law Affecting Massage Therapy

Effective July 1, 2019 pursuant to IC 25-21.8-4-2, enrolled during the 2018 legislative session under House Enrolled Act 1130, an individual who applies to practice as a massage therapist in Indiana must have successfully completed a massage therapy school or program which requires at least 625 hours of supervised classroom and hands-on instruction on massage therapy.

Any application received before the new law goes into effect on July 1st, 2019, will be evaluated based on the certification requirements in statute at the time the application was submitted. Therefore, any application that is received before July 1st, 2019 will be reviewed to ensure the 500-hour requirement has been met regardless of when the actual certification may ultimately be issued.

After July 1st, 2019, the law will be in effect and any application that is received after this time will be required to provide proof of completion of 625-hours in accordance with statute.

For more information and a copy of House Enrolled Act 1130-2018, please visit the Indiana General Assembly website at www.iga.in.gov

Pursuant to IC 25-21.8-3, the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy has begun the process of transitioning the practice of massage therapy from certification to required licensure.

Please note, an individual will not be required to hold a license to practice massage therapy in Indiana until 183 days after the effective date of additional rules to be promulgated and adopted by the Board for Massage Therapy.

Until the effective date of the rules adopted by the board for licensure, the Board of Massage Therapy shall continue to issue and renew massage therapy certifications.

Additional updates on the transition to licensure will be posted on this page as they become available. For more information and a copy of the bill, please click

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Attn: State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Toby Snell, Board Director
Dinena Moore, Assistant Director
Himja Parikh, Customer Service Representative
LaMeka Bland, Customer Service Representative
Anna Howe, Customer Service Representative

Staff Phone Number: 317-234-8800
Staff Email:pla14@pla.in.gov
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