Kentucky Massage Therapy Licensure Requirements and Examination

Kentucky MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy- Administrative authorities for Kentucky Massage Therapists. Home page has a list of revised Statutes.

Massage Therapist Application - Is available to download, fill out, and send in to the Kentucky Board of Massage. FAQs. Proper Initial Application Guide.

Approved MBLEx Licensing Examination KRS 309.358(5)

Kentucky Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Kentucky

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Keep in touch with the Kentucky Board through their Newsletter.

The Kentucky Massage Therapy Board has been established to process your application for licensure and provide necessary information and guidelines for Massage Therapists. You must complete a minimum of 600 hours to be considered for licensure in the state of Kentucky. They also require that the MBLEx be passed and proof sent along with a completed application to obtain a License to practice. Kentucky Board also accepts the Ohio and New York State licensing exams.

To properly prepare for your exam, our Massage-Exam website offers a strong foundation of information for all categories covered on the MBLEx. With over 3500 questions including rationale, and the simulation exams, which will help you be familiar with the test format, structure, and content base, you will be well on your way to passing your certification exam.

You also have the ability to view your progress on various subjects with each test taken, finding where you need to spend more time studying. The categories available are pathology, massage application, massage assessment, business ethics/standards, anatomy/physiology and kinesiology. The MBLEx also has definition questions on CAM modalities, history, and CPR that are also included in our practice exams.

**Kentucky and The Massage Therapy Practice Act- 2011**

Web Information
List of schools Kentucky Massage Schools
Education Requirements 600 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Laws & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam- MBLEx
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 24 CE Credits/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License Application $50 and Initial Licensure $75
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $100/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 4,277

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort KY 40601

PO BOX 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8808
Fax: 502-696-5230


Massage Schools in Kentucky



Genesis Career College

1711 Destiny Lane, #102

Bowling Green, KY 42104

Bowling Green 800.639.7284

Gateway Community and Technical College

500 Technology Way Florence

Florence, KY 41042

Covington 859.441.4500

Full Circle Massage School

465 East High St. #110

Lexington, KY 40507

Lexington 859.475.0023

Bluegrass Professional School of Massage Therapy

501 Darby Creek Rd. #15A

Lexington, KY 40509

Lexington 859.264.1450

Lexington Healing Arts Academy

272 Southland Dr.

Lexington, KY 40503

Lexington 859.252.5656

Advanced Massage Therapeutics

2700 Bardstown Rd.

Louisville, KY 40205

Louisville 502.895.3500

Daymar College

4112 Fern Valley Rd.

Louisville, KY 40219

Louisville 502.495.1040

Spencerian College

4627 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40216

Louisville 800.264.1799

Sun Touch Massage School

914 West Broadway

Mayfield, KY 42066

Mayfield 270.247.8923

Kentucky Continuing Education

24 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on State Approval Anniversary Date
All 24 hours may be contact (live) or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Required for Renewal
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
Earn Double CE's
Limit of 12 Hrs per renewal
Active Service on KY Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day/Hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Providers Must be Board Approved subject matter must be Massage Therapy related
No CE's will be given for repeated instruction of the same course within a 2 year renewal period
12 Excess Hours taken will carry over to the next renewal period only
Coursework on animals will not qualify for Massage and Bodywork CE requirements
Keep Records of CE Hours
4 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must list CE's on Renewal Application


Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort KY 40601

PO BOX 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8808
Fax: 502-696-5230


*Board Approved Providers