Alaska Massage Licensure Requirements

Alaska MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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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.

Board of Massage Therapists- Licensure is required in Alaska effective July 1, 2015. Also effective July 1, 2017, licensure is required for all practicing massage therapists in the State of Alaska. FAQ's

Transition Application- Any who meet the requirements of the transitional provisions will have the educational and exam requirements waived. Must apply before July 1st, 2017. Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

New or Initial Application- Must have all the educational and exam requirements and documentation to apply for a Massage License. Effective July 1st, 2015. Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Massage Therapists may be licensed by Examination or by Credentials. All Massage Therapists must Transition from unlicensed to licensed before July 1, 2017.

License Renewal Information- Renew PDF -16 CE Credits/ 2 years

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Alaska Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Alaska

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Web Information Board of Massage Therapists
Education Requirements 500 Hours- Alaska Massage Schools
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License As well as a Business License
State Law Test

Statutes & Regulations

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 6- After July 1, 2015- 16
Initial Cost of License Initial and Transition Fee $610
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $610 Biennially
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Massage Practitioners  
Board of Massage Therapists
State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave,. 9th Floor
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Phone: 907.465.2550
Fax: 907.465.2974

Questions about Alaska Licensure


Main Ethics Act Page:
Board Info:


Massage Schools in Alaska

Schools Must be approved by:

American Massage Therapy Association - AMTA
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals - ABMP
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork- NCBTMB
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation -COMTA


Alaska Career College

1415 East Tudor Road

Anchorage, AK 99507

Anchorage 907.563.7575

Oriental Healing Arts Center

2636 Spenard Rd.

Anchorage, AK 99503

Anchorage 907.279.0135

Kindred Spirits School of Massage

3175 College Rd.

Fairbanks, AK 99709


Fairbanks 907.479.6707

Alaska Continuing Education

  • 6 CE/year until 2017
  • 2017- 16 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on September 30th every Odd year- Finger Print Background check required every renewal
16 CE hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Not Limited
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal Direct Contact (Live) or Online
Basic Training
Safety Education- Bloodborne Pathogens & Universal Precautions - May take once every 6 years 4
2 years preceding new application for license
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 AK Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day/Hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*Board Approved Credentialing Organizations
Keep Records of CE Hours
4 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

Board of Massage Therapists
State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave,. 9th Floor
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-08066

Phone: 907.465.2550
Fax: 907.465.2974

*Board Approved Credentialing Organizations

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)