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Massage Exam, License and Certification Information by State

Hawaii Massage Therapy License and Exam Application

Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy - Online starting point for information on becoming a massage therapist in Hawaii.

Massage Therapy License Application for Hawaii - PDF license application that you can download, print, and complete. FAQ

Hawaii Massage Therapist Apprentice Application - Only want to be a massage apprentice? Here is your application for a permit. FAQ

Hawaii Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Hawaii

A massage therapist applying for licensure in Hawaii must first complete the above listed application for a massage license. You must have completed a state certified course that consists of no less than 570 hours of training.

Hawaii offers another level of massage accreditation called "Massage Apprentice." This is not a massage license, but rather a permit to practice massage therapy. In order to get a massage permit in Hawaii, you will need a minimum 150 hours of massage course work by one of the approved educational institutions.

Hawaii is unique in that there is not a National Massage Certification Exam (MBLEx) required for licensure. The state of Hawaii has its own exam that is administered after you have completed and submitted your license application. Dates for the Hawaii massage exam are already set and are administered on each of the islands. A calender of test dates can be found here.

The Hawaii State Exam is proctored at Prometric under the supervision of the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy. There is a list of content on page 6 of the Information Booklet available through Prometric when application is complete. There are three main formats for the questions within the exam, Direct Questions, Incomplete Sentences, and All of the Following Except questions. All questions are multiple-choice, with four possible answers. These are the same three formats found within our MBLEx databank of questions to practice your knowledge of Basic Massage Therapy curriculum. Exam Dates and Locations.

Verify a License

License Renewal Information - Biennial Renewal - Renew Online - 0 CE's/ 2 years

New House Bill No. 2257 HD1 SD1- For Military Spouse Reciprocity

The Hawaii State Exam is broken down into four parts; Laws & Rules 10%, Anatomy & Physiology 50%, Massage Theory 15%, and Clinical Situations 25%.

Our site has these sections broken down further. The Anatomy and Physiology is in two sections; A&P, and Body Systems. The Massage Theory is within the Massage Application section. The Clinical Situations can be found in the Professional Standards, Complementary Alternative Medicine, Pathology and Massage Assessment sections.

Hawaii will not accept a reciprocity exam such as the NCETM/TMB or MBLEx. If you wish to practice massage in HI, you must take the HI state Massage Exam.

The following PDF links contain the Hawaii Laws & Rules. There are three chapters from the Hawaii Administrative Rules & Statutes.

An excellent way to prepare yourself for the Hawaii massage exam is to use our massage study aid that is accessible from the internet 24 hours a day. Learn while you test yourself on massage theory, massage application, anatomy and physiology and all of the other topics that you will encounter on the Hawaii state license exam.

Page update 4.8.16

Web Information Hawaii Board of Massage
List of accredited schools Hawaii Massage Schools
Education Requirements 570 Hrs
Title Massage Apprentice Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential Massage Apprentice= Permit Massage Therapist MT= Massage License
State Law Test Rules & Statutes
State Practical or Written Exam HI State Written Exam
National Exam Requirement None
CEU's NA- Approved Workshops
Initial Cost of License $50 License App Fee- Plus more for special requests
Require City License Business Registration Division- 808.586.2727
Renewal and Fee License= $146/ 2 years- 0 CE's/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 939

Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

State Board of Massage
PO Box 3469

1010 Richards St.
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-3000
massage@dcca.hawaii.gov


Massage Schools in Hawaii

 

Hawaii School of Professional Massage

Pearl Kai Shopping Center, Aiea

98-199 Kamehameha Hwy #B5

Alea, HI 96701

Alea 808.485.2808

Spa Luna Holistic School

810Haiku Road #209

Haiku, HI 96708

Email: school@spaluna.com

Haiku 800.347.6449

Big Island Academy of Massage

211 Kino'ole Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Email: info@hilomassage.com

Hilo 808.935.1405

Aisen Shiatsu School

Interstate Building

1314 South Kin Street

Honolulu, HI 96814

Honolulu 808.596.7354

Hawaii Massage Academy

1750 Kalakaua Ave. #3004

Honolulu, HI 96826

Honolulu 808.955.4555

Remington College

1111 Bishop Street #400

Honolulu, HI 96813

Honolulu 808.942.1000

Sacred Path Healing

3649 Nihipali Place

Honolulu, HI 96816

Email: rueyry@gmail.com

Honolulu 808.737.8859

Hawaii Healing Arts College

Kailua Medical Arts Building

407 Uluniu Street #204

Kailua, HI 96734

Email: hhac@hawaii.rr.com

Kailua 877.881.8884

Ola Massage

Waipouli Complex

4-971 D Kuhio Hwy

Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI 96746

Kapa'a 808.821.1100

Pacific Center for Awareness & Bodywork

PO Box 1049

Kilauea, HI 96754

Email: info@awarenessandbodywork.com

Kilauea 844.687.7222

Kauai Community College

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy

Lihue, HI 96766

Email: arkauai@hawaii.edu

Lihue 808.245.8225

Maui School of Therapeutic Massage

PO Box 1891

Makawao, HI 96768

Makawao 808.572.2277

Aloha School of Massage Therapy

355 Hukilike Street #203 Kahului

Maui, HI 96732

Email: info@alohamassageschool.com

Maui 808.871.9966
Ho'omana Spa Maui
c/o Lomi Massage
1550 Pi'iholo Road
Maui, HI 96768
Maui 808.573.8256

 

Hawaii Continuing Education

0 CE Credits Biennially
Hours
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
ABMP- Biennially
16
Not Limited
CE Catalog
AMTA- Quadrennially
48
Not Limited
CE Catalog
NCBTMB- Biennially
24
Limited
CE Catalog
Increase Professional Knowledge and Skills to ensure effective and safe Massage Therapy Practices by taking advantage of the benefits Continuing Education offers
Check your Massage Association or City/County Professional/Business Laws to meet Continuing Education requirements
Direct Contact (Live) Hawaii Board Approved
Not Limited
Live
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Not Limited
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Direct Contact (Live)
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Cultural Competency & Specialized Training
Not Limited
Special Population Techniques
Pathology of the Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Self-Study: Books, DVD's, Research Materials, Related Publications, & Publishing an Article
Not Limited
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Limited
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Not Limited
Live
Active Service on HI Massage Related Board, Task Force, or Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
Biennial Renewal on June 30th of even years. If license is not renewed you must submit proof of CE's for Renewal to obtain a valid license
No CE requirements for Renewal- It is up to the Massage Therapist to govern obtained knowledge for safe and efficient practices
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years

 

Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

State Board of Massage
PO Box 3469

1010 Richards St.
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-2694
massage@dcca.hawaii.gov

 

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