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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.

Oregon Board of Massage Therapy- find all the information about rules and regulations that govern Massage Therapists in the state of Oregon. FAQs

Application - This link goes directly to the massage license application in PDF format.

Licensing Checklist

625 hours minimum of Approved Educational requirements


Board Approved written Exam- MBLEx & CESI

Jurisprudence (Law) Exam- Open book Rules, Laws, & Policies

Background check

CPR Certification

Massage Therapy Insurance


Oregon Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Oregon. View the Model Curriculum to understand what is expected of you as a student.

Oregon requires a written MBLEx exam given by FSMTB or Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. The State Practical Exam was discontinued Jan 2016. will help you prepare and review for the MBLEx. Once you subscribe, you will have night and day access to over 3500 questions in Pathology, body systems, massage assessment, massage application, kinesiology, business standards, anatomy and physiology. You can track your progress and review answers to questions along with a rationale that explains the information in the questions and answers. Utilize our site to help familiarize yourself with structure and detailed, outlined content of your massage exams.

Renewal form or Online Renewal

Oregon Board of Massage Therapists Newsletter

Page update 10.18.16

Web Information
Education Requirements 625 Hrs
Title Licensed Massage Therapist LMT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test

Jurisprudence (Law) Exam- Open book

Rules, Laws, & Policies

State Practical or Written Exam Written
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 25/ 2 years CE
Initial Cost of License $240
Renewal Fee $155/ 2 years Renewal form or Online Renewal
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 6,392 Verify Licensure

Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
728 Hawthorne Ave., NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-365-8657
Fax: 503-385-4465


Massage Schools in Oregon


Model Curriculum    

Ashland Institute of Massage

280 East Hersey St. #A-8

Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland 541.482.5134

Central Oregon Community College

2600 NW College Way

Bend, OR 97701


Bend 541.318.3757

Sage School of Massage & Healing Arts

369 NE Revere Ave.

Bend, OR 97701

Bend 541.419.5659

Rogue Community College

3345 REdwood Hwy

Grants Pass, OR

Grants Pass 541.956.7284

East West College

525 NE Oregon St. #350

Portland, OR 97232

Portland 503.297.3800

Oregon School of Massage

9500 SW Barbur Blvd. #100

Portland, OR 97219

Portland 503.244.1815
The Wellspring School for Healing Arts
2440 MLK Jr. Blvd., #202
Portland, OR 97212
Portland 503.688.1482

University of Western States

2900 NE 132nd Ave

Portland, OR 97230

Portland 503.256.3180

Oregon School of Massage

2111 Front St. NE Bldg #3

Salem, OR 97301

Salem 503.585.8912

University of Western States

Chemeketa Salem Campus

Building 8- Office 113Z


Salem 503.798.4741

Everest Institute

9600 SW Oak St. 4th Floor

Tigard, OR 97223

Tigard 503.892.8100

Oregon Continuing Education

25 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Direct Contact (Live) Oregon Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 10 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
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 listed as an accepted CE
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture, or Teaching a CE Class
Limit of 1 per renewal
Active Service on OR Massage Related Board, Task Force, or Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
CE Subject Matter Must be Board Approved
Excess Contact Hours taken may carry over to the next renewal period only
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years

Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
728 Hawthorne Ave., NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-365-8657
Fax: 503-385-4465


Board Approved Subject Matter

  • Massage & Bodywork Techniques
  • Use of Thermal Modalities, Topical Preparations, Mechanical Assistive- devices/appliances
  • Stretching & Gymnastics that lengthen & Shorten Soft Tissues
  • Posture & Movement Assessment
  • Massage & Bodywork Business Practices
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body
  • Kinesiology of the Human Body
  • Pathology of the Human Body
  • Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • Somatic Education
  • CPR/ First Aid

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