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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.

Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy- Information online for Pennsylvania. FAQs

Existing practitioners need to submit an application and application fee, by January 2, 2012 and all documentation requirements. Check Rules and Regulations for the list. (20.24 & 20.25) Announcements

Application and forms- Available to download, print, and fill out online to send in. Renew Online

Pennsylvania Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Pennsylvania

All practicing Massage Therapists must apply with the Board. The Pennsylvania State Board accepts the MBLEx licensure examination.

Renewal cycle- January 31st of every-odd year- Any graduate in 2014 can request a waiver of Continuing Education Credits for renewal in 2015 CE List is a great resource for end-of-term massage school exams and preperation for the required state exams. With over 3500 questions to utilize for reviewing massage assessment, massage application, pathology, body systems, kinesiology, business ethics, and anatomy and physiology. Each graded question reveals a rationale that gives explanations or added information to help you remember details on the subject. Utilize our site for all your massage exam needs and receive all the benefits of our massage curriculum questions.

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24/2 years- min of 16 contact hours and 4 professional ethics- CPR required March 2014
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Credentialed Practioners  


State Board of Massage Therapy

PO Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717.783.7155

Fax: 717.787.7769


Massage Schools in Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania Myotherapy Institute

668 Route 194 North

Abbottstown, PA 17301


Abbottstown 717.259.7000

Synergy Healing Arts Center

13593 Monterey Lane

Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

Blue Ridge Summit 717.794.5778

Massage Academy of the Poconos

BK Plaza Route 209 #1

Brodheadsville, PA 18322

Brodheadsville 570.801.7290

Lehigh Valley College- Closed

2809 East Saucon Valley Rd.

Center Valley, PA 18034

Center Valley 610.791.5100

Institute for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

136 Commons Court

Chaddsford, PA 19137


Chaddsford 610.358.5800

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St.

Clarion, PA 16214


Clarion 800.672.7171

International School of Shiatsu

10 South Clinton St.

Doylestown, PA 18901

Doylstown 215.340.9181

Great Lakes Institute of Technology

5100 Peach St.

Erie, PA 16509


Erie 814.864.6666

Fortis Institute

5757 West Ridge Rd.

Erie, PA 16506

Erie 814.838.7673

Fortis Institute

166 Slocum St.

Forty Fort, PA 18704

Forty Fort 570.288.8400

Cortiva Institute

211 South Gulph Rd.

King of Prussia, PA 19406

King of Prussia 484.690.1415

The National Academy of Massage Therapy & Healing Sciences

1744 Sumneytown Pike

Kulpsville, PA 19443


Kulpsville 215.412.4121

Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therpeutic Bodywork

50 Ranck Ave.

Lancaster, PA 17602


Lancaster 717.299.0200

DCI Career Institute

366 Beaver Valley Mall

Monaca, PA 15061


Monaca 724.728.0260

Pittsburgh Technical School

1111 McKee Rd.

Oakdale, PA 15071


Oakdale 800.784.9675

North Hills Beauty Academy

813 West View Park Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15229

Pittsburgh 412.931.8553

Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

3600 Laketon Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Pittsburgh 800.860.1114

Pittsburgh School of Pain Management

1312 East Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pittsburgh 412.481.2553

South Hills Beauty Academy

3269 West Libery Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Pittsburgh 412.561.3381

The Valley Spiritual Center & School of Healing Arts

RR#2 Box 901

Port Trevorton, PA 17864


Port Trevorton 570.374.2222

Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodywork

141 East High Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

Pottstown 610.705.4401

Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

93 South West End Blvd. #103

Quakertown, PA 18951

Quakertown 215.538.5339

Fortis Institute

517 Ash St.

Scranton, PA 18509

Scranton 570.558.1818

European Medical School of Massage, LLC

2913 Windmill Road #12

Sinking Spring, PA 19608


Sinking Spring 610.670.6100

Central Pennsylvania School of Massage

1315 South Allen St. #104

State College, PA 16801


State College 888.649.3337

Massage Academy of the Poconos

753 Phillips St.

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Stroudsburg 570.421.5014

Laural Business Institute

11 East Penn St.

Uniontown, PA 15401

Uniontown 724.439.4900

East-West School of Massage Therapy

504 Park Rd. North

Wyomissing, PA 19610

Wyomissing 610.375.7520

Baltimore School of Massage

170 Red Rock Rd.

York, PA 17406

York 717.268.1881

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