Alabama Board of Massage Therapy License, Exam and Certification.

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Alabama Board of Massage Therapy - State board of licensure website.

Massage License Renewal Form - If you need to renew your massage license in Alabama here is your form in PDF. 16 hrs/2 years

Application Request Form - Fill this out to get the process started.

Alabama Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Alabama- List of Approved schools

The Alabama Board of Massage Therapy requires that all applicants pay a $25.00 license application request form fee. Licensed Massage Therapists in Alabama must complete an approved massage course with a minimum of 650 hours. Additionally, all Massage Therapist applicants must be certified by the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB), and Personal Liability (1,000,000 coverage) is required. The MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards FSMTB). The federation will send proof of passing the MBLEx to the address listed below when AL is listed as the state of licensure during the application process.

The NCBTMB certification that is required by AL Massage Board has been changed to the BCTMB, which is the NCBTMB's Advance Certification. This BCTMB can only be obtained 6 months after you are licensed and have checked off a list of requirements as well as another exam. Hopefully the requirement list from the AL Board is being revised.

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Education Requirements
Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential
State Law Test
State Practical or Written Exam
Written Exam
National Exam Requirement


Initial Cost of License
$25.00 Application and $160.00 for Practical
Require City License
Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee
$100/2 years
Liability ins
Credentialed Massage Practitioners

Alabama Board of Massage Therapy (ABMT)
2777 Zelda Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
334.420.7233 or 866.873.4664
334-263-6115 (fax)


Massage Schools in Alabama


Virginia College

488 Palisades Boulevard

Birmingham, AL 35209

Birmingham 877.213.7589

Virginia College

5601 Veterans Pkwy.

Columbus, GA 31904

Columbus 762.207.1600

Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Drive

Gadsden, AL 35903

Gadsden 256.549.6916

Wallace State Community College

801 Main Street NW

Hanceville, AL 35077

Hanceville 256.352.8425

Red Mountain Institute, Inc.
828 Columbiana Road

Homewood AL 35209

Homewood 205.933.0702

Virginia College

2021 Drake Ave. SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Huntsville 256.533.7387

Blue Cliff Career College

2970 Cottage Hill Road #175

Mobile, AL 36606

Mobile 251.473.2220

Montgomery School of Bodywork & Massage

5729 Carmichael Parkway

Montgomery, AL 36117


Montgomery 334.270.9340
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika AL 36801
Opelika 256.395.2211

Aromatherapy Institute

Theodore AL 36590

Theodore 251.653.9900

Alabama Continuing Education

16 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on State Approval Anniversary Date
Direct Contact (Live) Alabama Board Approved
Required for Renewal
4 Contact hours in the following
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Minimum Allowed
Ethics Bench
Participating in a Personal Growth Class
Minimum Allowed
Self-Care Guru
Publishing an Article relating to the Massage Therapy field
1 Article Allowed - 1 Article = 4 hours
Research Community
Speaking (Lecture) on subject of Massage Therapy
Minimum Allowed
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Listed
Instructor Headquarters
Teaching a qualifying Class, Course, Seminar, or Workshop
Minimum Allowed
Active Service on AL Massage Related Board, Task Force, Panelist, Committee, or Attending Meetings
50 uninterrupted minutes= 1 CE
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
Remaining 12 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Massage & Bodywork   Not Limited CE Catalog

Movement Therapy, Stress Management & Yoga

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business & Insurance Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ Advanced First Aid Instructor-Led
Not Limited
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Specialized Training
Not Limited
Special Population Techniques
Allied Health Care including Psychology & Medicine   Not Limited Advanced Instruction Forum
*CE Providers Must be Board Approved - 50 Uninterrupted Minutes Equal 1 CE Hour
Excess Hours taken are NOT carried over to the next renewal period
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

Alabama Board of Massage Therapy (ABMT)
2777 Zelda Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
334.420.7233 or 866.873.4664
334-263-6115 (fax)


*Board Approved

  • Alabama Massage Therapy Board
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)