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Tennessee Massage Therapy Licensure Requirements and Exam Details

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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.

Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure- regulated by the Department of Health.

Application for a Massage Therapist License- complete and send in after you have it notarized along with the nonrefundable application fee. Massage Licensure Act of 1995

License Renewal- Renew or update personal information online.

Tennessee Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Tennessee.

In order to practice Massage Therapy in the State of Tennessee, the Board of Massage Licensure has set up proper guidelines to effectively do so. A minimum of 500 hours from an approved school is essential. The successful completion of the MBLEx, the licensing exam from the FSMTB.

** The Tennessee Board has granted a petition to make the MBLEx exclusive **

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TN DOH September 6th 2012 New Rules in Effect

- Background checks required

- Jurisprudence Questionnaire (pg. 13 In application)

-Laws, Rules Policies & Regulations

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Web Information
List of accredited schools Educational Programs
Education Requirements 500 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Laws, Rules Policies & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 25/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License $280-+ Criminal Background Check
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $195/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 4,311

Tennessee Board of Massage

Heritage Place Metro Center
227 French Landing, #300
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202 or 1-800-778-4123, ext. #32111
Fax: 615-532-5164



Massage Schools in Tennessee



Cumberland Institute

500 Wilson Pike Circle #121

Brentwood, TN 37027


Brentwood 615.370.9794

Miller-Motte Technical Institute

6020 Shallowford Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Chattanooga 423.510.9675

Miller-Motte Technical College

1820 Business Park Dr.

Clarksville, TN 37040


Clarksville 931.553.0071

Appalachin Training Center for Healing Arts

117 West Hwy 25-70

Dandridge, TN 37725


Dandridge 865.397.5227
Chattanooga Massage Institute Inc.
6401 Hixson Pike, Suite E
Hixson, TN 37343
Hixson 423.847.1417
Bodyworks School of Massage, Inc.
2752 B North Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305
Jackson 731.664.8704

Reflections of Health School of Massage

1604 Lamons Lane #207A

Johnson City, TN 37604

Johnson City 423.929.3331

Arbor Institute School of Massage

6500 Papermill Dr. #214

Knoxville, TN 37919


Knoxville 865.450.3330

Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage

4702-B Western Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37921


Knoxville 865.588.2324

Miller-Motte Technical Institute- Nashville

1515 Gallatin Pike North

Madison, TN 37115

Madison 866.297.0267
Brightness Massage School for the Blind
6180-1 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Memphis 901.266.4011

Concord Career College

5100 Poplar Ave. #132

Memphis, TN 38137


Memphis 901.761.9494

Massage Institute of Memphis

2076 Union Ave. #202

Memphis, TN 38104


Memphis 901.726.4665
Tennessee School of Massage
1083 West Rex Road, Suite 202
Memphis, TN 38119
Memphis 901.843.2706
Mind Body Institute, LLC
2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 119
Nashville, TN 37214
Nashville 615.360.8554

Roane State Community College

701 Briarcliff Ave.

Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Oak Ridge 865.481.2001

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