Maryland Massage Therapy Regulations and Certification Exam

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The State of Maryland Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners- Regulatory body under the Board of Chiropractic Examiners for Massage therapists.

Fill out this application for Massage Therapy Certification & Registration
- To become eligible to practice Massage in the state of Maryland.

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Maryland Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Maryland

Maryland has two types of Massage therapists. The first is an LMT or Licensed Massage Therapist and the second is an RMP Registered Massage Practitioner. An LMT and RMP are required to obtain 500 accredited hours at an approved establishment regulated by the Maryland State Massage Therapy Advisory Committee. In addition to their 500 hours, a CMT must also attend 60 hours of college courses. Having this distinction allows the CMT to practice in health care facilities such as nursing homes, clinics, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. An RMT only has the right to practice under a private business, health club, or spa.

Both a CMT and RMT are also required to pass the MBLEx.

The MBLEx is designed to provide a standard examination for students of Massage for entry-level professional scope of practice in gaining licensure. The FSMTB was established in 2005 with the intent to build a support system for the Member Boards.

The state of Maryland has a mandatory Jurisprudence examination given by the council on the Massage Therapy Advisory Committee under the direction of Maryland’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Before you are eligible to take the jurisprudence exam, you must show proof of passing the MBLEx. The Jurisprudence Exam (page 7) must be completed in an hour and a half. It contains 55 multiple-choice questions on Maryland state laws and regulations for Massage Therapists. It also contains questions on continuing education requirements and code of ethics questions on doing business professionally. You must pass this examination with a 75% or better to obtain approval to practice Massage Therapy in Maryland. To find this material, visit the Maryland Massage Therapy Advisory Committee’s "How To Search Maryland Statues and Regulations" page.

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Jurisprudence Application - (Page 7) Fee for JP exam is $100. However, after you have sent in the application for licensure, and have taken the Jurisprudence exam it is another $200 to obtain your License or Registration in order to practice Massage. Study Guide for JP exam: Massage Therapy Jurisprudence Exam Dates & Instructions

Maryland State Massage Board Newsletters

Continuing Education Requirements- Changes applied to 2014 LMT Renewal 24 CE/ 2 years

Web Information
List of schools Maryland Massage Schools
Education Requirements 500 Hrs and 60 College credit Hrs
Title Licensed Massage Therapist LMT                     Registered Massage Practitioner RMP
Type of Credential Licensed LMT                                                  Registration RMP
State Law Test

Jurisprudence Exam

State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam- MBLEx
National Exam Requirement


CEU's 24/ 2 years- Approved
Initial Cost of License $450
Require City License Check Local City and County Business Laws
Renewal Fee $200/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 3,379

Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Massage Therapy Advisory Committee

4201 Patterson Ave. #301
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-2863


Massage Schools in Maryland



Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

Arnold 410.777.2222

Baltimore School of Reflexology

3505 Pinkney Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21215


Baltimore 410.358.9580

Holistic Massage Training Institute

1 East University Parkway #110

Baltimore, MD 21218


Baltimore 410.243.4688

The Community College of Baltimore County

7200 Sollers Point Rd.

Dundalk, MD 21222

Dundalk 410.780.6431

College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Rd.

La Plata, MD 20646

La Plata 301.934.2251

Baltimore School of Massage

517 Progress Dr. #A-L

Linthicum, MD 21090

Linthicum 888.636.7929

Baltimore School of Reflexology

26008 Shenandoah Dr.

Mechanicsville, MD 20659


Mechanicsville 301.481.3898

Baltimore School of Reflexology

797 Irongate Circle

Sykesville, MD 21784


Sykesville 410.795.3849


700 York Rd.

Towson, MD 21204

Towson 410.337.5155

Maryland Continuing Education

24 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on October 30th every Even year
CE hours may be contact or noncontact hours
17 hours must be *Board Approved
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, Communication, or Jurisprudence
Required for Renewal
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
AIDS/HIV, Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal- Contact or noncontact- CPR cert not required for renewal
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Diversity, Cultural Competency, & Specialized Training
Required for Renewal
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
Maximum Allowed
Active Service on MD Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Subject Matter Must be Board Approved
Excess Hours taken will NOT carry over to the next renewal period
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
4 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Massage Therapy Advisory Committee

4201 Patterson Ave. #301
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-2863


* Board Approved