Indiana Massage Therapy License and Exam Update

Indiana MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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Indiana Board of Massage Therapy - The board is currently accepting applications.

Massage Therapist Application - Massage Therapy License Checklist. Keep up to date with Indiana Board Newsletters.

Indiana Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Indiana

Indiana requires an approved massage course consisting of no less than 500 hours of instruction in the areas of massage assessment, application, anatomy and physiology, body systems, and pathology as well as ethics and business practices.

House Enrolled Act 1289 Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy has begun the process of transitioning the practice of massage therapy from certification to required licensure. Individuals will not be required to hold a license to practice massage therapy in Indiana until 183 days After the effective date of additional rules adopted by the Massage Board. The Indiana Massage Board will continue to issue and renew state certification for massage therapists. check for updates on the transition to licensure on the home page.

Before an Indiana massage license is issued, you must pass one of the following Exams:


NBCA (Comparable to the MBLEx study exams)


You may also find the Indiana state senate amendment concerning professional and occupational licensure a helpful read.

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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


NBCA (Comparable to the MBLEx study exams)

0 hrs/4 years
Initial Cost of License
Require City License
Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee
$150/4 years-May 15th
Liability ins
Credentialed Massage Practitioners

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W, Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.234.8800



Massage Schools in Indiana



American College Massage School

100 South Main Street

Crown Point, IN 46307


Crown Point 888.662.2585

American College Massage School

131 East Franklin St. #10

Elkhart, IN 46516


Elkhart 888.662.2585

Ivy Tech Community College

3800 North Anthony Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Fort Wayne 260.482.9171

Indiana Therapeutic Massage School

7780 Michigan Road #D

Indianapolis, IN 46268

Indianapolis 317.439.4448

Northern Lights Massage Group

3604 North Wheeling Ave.

Muncie, IN 47304

Muncie 765.381.0318

Blue Heron Academy

2420 Viridian Drive #B

South Bend, IN 46628

South Bend 574.287.9894

Charter College of Health & Massage Therapy

714 East Winona Ave.

Warsaw, IN 46580


Warsaw 574.267.1406

Indiana Continuing Education

0 CE Credits Quadrennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on May 15th every 4 years from State Approval Anniversary Date
ABMP- Biennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
AMTA- Quadrennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
NCBTMB- Biennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
Increase Professional Knowledge and Skills to ensure effective and safe Massage Therapy Practices by taking advantage of the benefits Continuing Education offers
Check your Massage Association or City/County Professional/Business Laws to meet Continuing Education requirements
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
Direct Contact (Live) or Online
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 IN Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day/Hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
No CE requirements for State License Renewal- Must have Proof of Valid Inusrance
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W, Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.234.8800