New Jersey Massage Therapy Licensing and Exam Summary

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New Jersey Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy - Governs Massage, Bodywork, and Somatic Therapists.

Online Application by Examination - Complete, fill out, and return to Massage, Bodywork, and Somatic Therapists Committee. Applications for licensure obtained online. Application Tips

NEW! On May 1, 2017 - S2414 signed into law it revised the Massage Practicing Act to require licensure by education AND examination. Prior to May 1, 2017, applicants could obtain licensure by education OR by examination. The Act shall take effect immediately. There is an authorized grace period that ends on August 31, 2017 for those applications submitted online or post marked by August 31, 2017. All applications submitted on or after September 1, 2017 will be processed under the new rule. Reciprocity

September 4th 2012 the Massage & Bodywork Therapist Licensing Act became active. You are required to maintain a valid license when practicing Massage in New Jersey. FAQs

New Jersey Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in New Jersey

License Renewal Information- Renew Online -20 CE's/ 2 years

To obtain a license, the State of New Jersey requires 500 hours of course curriculum approved by the New Jersey Board for Massage and Bodywork Therapy. You may send in proof of transcripts and passing the MBLEx. To review anatomy/physiology, kinesiology, pathology, massage assessment, massage application, and business ethics, Massage-Exam.Com provides materials in each category for your study and learning. You also have the ability to keep track of tests taken and the overall percentages of correct answers in each category. Reviewing past tests taken is also easy. With just one click, you can see what areas of study need improvement so that you know the subjects where you need to spend your time.

Not only can our site be utilized to review for the exam, you can also take advantage of our testing for reviewing at the end of your term. Graduate with confidence from your Massage course curriculum.

Web Information
List of schools New Jersey Massage Schools
Education Requirements 500 Hrs
Title Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Statutes & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam MBLEx
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 20/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License $195 plus $78 background check
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $120/ 2 years FAQs
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 761

New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 47032
Newark, New Jersey 07101
124 Halsey St.,
6th FloorNewark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6520



Massage Schools in New Jersey



Institute for Therapeutic Massage

1255 Broad Street #101B

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Bloomfield 973.839.6131

Gentle Healing School of Massage

1274 S. River- Cranbury Rd.

Cranbury, NJ 08512


Cranbury 609.409.2700

Academy of Massage Therapy

321 Main St. 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Hackensack 201.568.3220

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road

Lincroft, NJ 07738

Lincroft 732.224.2685

Institute for Therapeutic Massage

1069 Ringwood Ave. #315

Haskell, NJ 07420

Haskell 973.839.6131

Cortiva Institute

2 Hudson Place, 2nd Floor

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Hoboken 201.215.6440

Academy of Massage Therapy

75 Montgomery St. #402

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Jersey City 201.568.3220

Institute for Therapeutic Massage

95 Mt. Kemble Ave.

Morristown, NJ 07962

Morristown 973.839.6131

Essex County College

303 University Ave.

Newark, NJ 07102

Newark 973.877.3000

JSG School of Massage Therapy

207 Livinston St.

Northvale, NJ 07647

Northvale 201.394.9200

Everest Institute

5000 Hadley Rd. #100

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

South Plainfield 908.222.9300

Institute for Therapeutic Massage

106 Apple Street #112

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Tinton Falls 732.936.9111

Institute for Therapeutic Massage

67 Route 37 West

Riverwood Building 2- 2nd floor

Toms River, NJ 08755

Toms River 732.936.9111

Cortiva Institute- Somerset School of Massage Therapy

1985 Highway 34

Wall Township, NJ 07719

Wall Township 732.885.3400

Warren County Community College

475 Route 57 West

Washington, NJ 07882

Washington 908.835.9222

Academy of Natural Health Sciences

102 Green St.

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Woodbridge 732.634.2155

New Jersey Continuing Education

20 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on November 30th every Even year from State Approval Anniversary Date
Direct Contact (Live) New Jersey Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 6 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Required for Renewal
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Must be Massage & Bodywork Related- Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid/ AED Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal 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
Active Service on NJ Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Providers Must be NJ Board Approved as well as Massage & Bodywork Related Subject Matter
18 Excess Hours taken may carry over to the next renewal period only- Must obtain 2 CE's in Ethics every renewal period
All 20 CE requirements required for First Even Year Renewal- 10 CE during 2nd year of Biennial Renewal- Must include the 2 hour Ethics CE
Keep Records of CE Hours
4 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 47032
Newark, New Jersey 07101
124 Halsey St.,
6th FloorNewark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6520


*Board Approved Providers

  • NCBTMB - National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • FSMTB - Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards
  • NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine- Asian Bodywork Therapy Examination
  • AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association
  • AOBTA - American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • APTA - American Polarity Therapy Association
  • APTA - American Physical Therapy Association
  • AMA - American Medical Association
  • The Rolf Foundation
  • IASI - International Association of Structural Integration
  • ABMP - Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals