Mississippi Massage Licensure Exam and Certification Breakdown

Mississippi MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy- Important information pertaining to Licensed Massage therapists for the state of Mississippi.

Application for Mississippi Professional LMT - If it has been longer than 24 months since graduating from a Mississippi massage school, you will need to provide proof of completion of a 3-hour Mississippi Law / Rules and Regulations CEU course OR apply to take the Mississippi Rules and Regulations examination. Renew application.

Application for Mississippi State Exam- Examination Schedule- $200 In-state & $300 Out-of-state Handbook

Mississippi Law/Rules and Regulation- The Laws, Rules & Regulations (changes effective December 1st 2014) exam has 50 True or False questions. Scope of Practice

MS Massage Therapy FAQs

Online Renewal License- CE Approved Providers- 24 CE/ 2 years

Mississippi Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Mississippi & FAQs

Mississippi State requires 700 hours minimum in an approved training program. The state exam MSBMT consists of 200 multiple-choice and True/False questions as well as 50 Law/ Rules and Regulation True/False questions in 3 hours. The completion of the MBLEx Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination is required.

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Web Information www.msbmt.state.ms.us
Education Requirements 700 Hrs- Approved Schools
Title Licensed Massage Therapist LMT
Type of Credential Licensure
State Law Test Part of Written Exam- Rules & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam (MSBMT) - Code of Ethics
National Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 24/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License

$200 MS State Exam (in-state) $300 (out-of-state) or $100 (reciprocity with MBLEx taken)

$50 Application

$100 Mississippi State Law Exam (MSLE)

$150 Mississippi Board Pre-Licensure Exam Fee
$200 Licensure for 2 years
$25 each additional certificate (1 per office)

$25 for each Mobile Therapist Card
$30 Provisional permit
*All fees must be payable to Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy in a money order or certified check

Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $200/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 1,700


Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: 601-732-6038
Fax: 601-732-6447

Massage Schools in Mississippi


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Blue Cliff College

12251 Bernard Parkway

Gulfport, MS 39503

Gulfport 228.896.9727

Healing Touch School of Massage Therapy

5360 I-55 North #150

Jackson, MS 39211

Jackson 769.251.5181

MS Gulf Coast Community College -West Harrison County Center

21500 B Street

Long Beach, MS 39560

Long Beach 228.563.2223

Concord Career College

7900 Airways Blvd. #103

Southaven, MS 38671

Southaven 662.429.9909

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Dr.

Summit, MS 39666

Summit 601.276.2000

Waldrip Center for Therapeutic Massage

3018 Cliff Gookin Blvd. #3

Tupelo, MS 38801

Tupelo 662.407.0578

Mississippi Continuing Education

24 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on May 31st every 2 years from State Approval Anniversary Date
Direct Contact (Live) Mississippi Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 5 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
*CE Subject Matter Must be Mississippi Board Approved
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Required for Renewal
Ethics Bench
Laws, Rules, & Regulations
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
Required for Renewal
NOT Part of CE's
Direct Contact (Live)
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 with Exam and Certificate
Minimum Allowed- Noncontact hours Do Not Carry over to Next renewal periods
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not listed as an accepted CE
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Not Allowed
Active Service on MS 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 Contact Hours taken will carry over to the next 2 renewal periods- View CE's recorded by Board
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must have CE's Reported & Tracked by Mississippi Reporting System

Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: 601-732-6038
Fax: 601-732-6447

* Board Approved Providers

  • Mississippi Massage Board Approval
  • CEU Mississippi Providers
  • Tracked with Mississippi Reporting system
  • Ten (10) days. CEU providers are required to report to the Board within 5 days after a class; the additional 5 days are for internal Board processing.