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Massage Exam, License and Certification Information by State

Alabama Board of Massage Therapy License, Exam and Certification Information

Massage News
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.

Alabama Board of Massage Therapy - State board of licensure website.

Massage License Renewal Form - If you need to renew your massage license in Alabama here is your form in PDF.

Application Request Form - Fill this out to get the process started.

Alabama Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Alabama- List of Approved schools

The Alabama Board of Massage Therapy requires that all applicants pay a $25.00 license application request form fee. Licensed Massage Therapists in Alabama must complete an approved massage course with a minimum of 650 hours. Additionally, all Massage Therapist applicants must be certified by the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB), and Personal Liability (1,000,000 coverage) is required. The MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards FSMTB). The federation will send proof of passing the MBLEx to the address listed below when AL is listed as the state of licensure during the application process.

** As of August 2013 the MBLEx is now Accepted by the AL Massage Board as a Licensing exam*** Legislative Information

The NCBTMB certification that is required by AL Massage Board has been changed to the BCTMB, which is the NCBTMB's Advance Certification. This BCTMB can only be obtained 6 months after you are licensed and have checked off a list of requirements as well as another exam. Hopefully the requirement list from the AL Board is being revised.

Page update 4.6.16

Web Information
Education Requirements 650 Hours- Alabama Massage Schools
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Laws & Rules & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 16 hrs/2 years- Board Approved Providers
Initial Cost of License $25.00 Application and $160.00 for Practical
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $100/2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Massage Practitioners 1,400

Alabama Board of Massage Therapy (ABMT)
2777 Zelda Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
334.420.7233 or 866.873.4664
334-263-6115 (fax)

Massage Schools in Alabama


Virginia College

488 Palisades Boulevard

Birmingham, AL 35209

Birmingham 877.213.7589

Virginia College

5601 Veterans Pkwy.

Columbus, GA 31904

Columbus 762.207.1600

North Alabama Wellness School of Massage

190 Ana Drive

Florence, AL 35630


Florence 256.767.1890

Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Drive

Gadsden, AL 35903

Gadsden 256.549.6916

Wallace State Community College

801 Main Street NW

Hanceville, AL 35077

Hanceville 256.352.8425

Red Mountain Institute, Inc.
828 Columbiana Road

Homewood AL 35209

Homewood 205.933.0702

Virginia College

2021 Drake Ave. SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Huntsville 256.533.7387

Blue Cliff Career College

2970 Cottage Hill Road #175

Mobile, AL 36606

Mobile 251.473.2220

Montgomery School of Bodywork & Massage

5729 Carmichael Parkway

Montgomery, AL 36117


Montgomery 334.270.9340

Virginia College Montgomery

6200 Atlanta Highway

Montgomery, AL 36117

Montgomery 344.551.1500
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika AL 36801
Opelika 256.395.2211

Aromatherapy Institute

Theodore AL 36590

Theodore 251.653.9900

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