New Hampshire Massage Therapy Licensing and Exam

New Hampshire MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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Department of Health and Human Services- The State of New Hampshire does not have a regulatory board for Massage Therapy, all applicants must go through DHHS.

New Hampshire General Court Laws & Regulation- The Administrative Laws and Regulations for Massage Therapist.

Applications for licensure can be sent in the mail or emailed from DHHS call: 603-271-3608.

License Renewal Information- Renewal PDF -12 CE's/ 2 years.

New Hampshire Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in New Hampshire

New Hampshire requires a minimum of 750 hours of Massage Therapy curriculum, a current Adult CPR / First Aid certification, and proof of passing the state licensing exam, the MBLEx before your NH state massage license can be issued. The MBLEx is regulated by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Preparing for your end of the term exams and your licensing exam can be made less stressful with Massage-Exam’s help. Questions based on Massage curriculum materials covering assessment, application, pathology, body systems, kinesiology, business standards, and anatomy and physiology provide a strong review.

Questions based on Massage curriculum and materials covered in the NH requirements are Anatomy and physiology, History, theory, practice, benefits, contraindications of massage therapy, related modalities, and adjunct therapies within the scope of practice of a massage therapist, including Swedish massage and hydrotherapy. Also you can review training in hygiene/sanitary practices which includes blood-borne pathogen standards. Adult CPR and first aid, business practices, and ethics of massage therapy.

The NCBTMB certification that is an option for licesure by NH Massage Board has been changed to the BCTMB, which is the NCBTMB's Advanced Certification. This BCTMB can only be obtained 6 months after you are licensed and have checked off a list of requirements.

Web Information
List of schools New Hampshire Massage Schools
Education Requirements 750 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist MT/ additional option to Maintain BCTMB Certification
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Laws, Rules & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam  BCTMB- Maintain Certification
State Exam Requirement


CEU's 12 CE's/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License $110
Require City License Check Local City & County Businsess Regulations
Renewal Fee $110/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 1,849

New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Services
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

Philbrook Building

7 Eagle Square
Concord NH 0330
Phone: 603-271-2152 Fax: 603-271-3950


Contact Board

Massage Schools in New Hampshire




White Mountains Community College

2020 Riverside Dr.

Berlin, NH 03570


Berlin 603.752.1113

River Valley Community College

1 College Drive

Claremont, NH 03743


Claremont 603.542.7744

New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts

153 Lowell Rd.

Hudson, NH 03051

Hudson 603.882.3022

Laird Institute of Spa Therapy

981 Second St, Suite #4

Manchester, NH 03102

Manchester 603.625.6100

River Valley Community College

310 Marlboro St.

Keene, NH 03431


Keene 603.357.2142

North Eastern Institute of Whole Health

22 Bridge St.

Manchester, NH 03101

Manchester 603.623.5018

Nashua Community College

505 Amhurst St.

Nashua, NH 03063

Nashua 603.882.6923

New Hampshire Continuing Education

12 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on June 30th every 2 years on State Approval Anniversary Date
NCBTMB- Biennially
NH option for Renewal- Maintain NCBTMB certification BCTMB- Not Required
CE Catalog
12 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
Minimum Allowed
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal
Direct Contact (Live)
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Massage Techniques, Benefits & Contraindications, Hydrotherapy, Joint Movement, & Hygiene/Sanitary Practices
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 or Home-Study: Books, DVD's, & Computer programs
Not Limited- Written Exam & Certificate of completion
Research Community
Publishing an Article or Book
Minimum Allowed per renewal period- 3 hrs/ year
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Listed
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Minimum Allowed per renewal period- 3 hrs/ year
Active Service on NH Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
Not Listed- 1 hour of CE for each hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Providers must be Approved by FSMTB or NCBTMB- * CE Subject Matter Must be within the Massage Therapy Scope of Practice
Excess Hours taken will NOT carry over to the next renewal period
Keep Records of CE Hours
4 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must submit Documentation on Renewal Form

New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Services
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

Philbrook Building

121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3608 Fax: 603-271-3950

* Board Approved Providers

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
  • Commission on Postsecondary Education
  • Massage Institution of higher learning and/or a University system
  • Course Approval Required by New Hampshire Board
  • Do not assume that all courses Instructed by an NCBTMB provider are acceptable. Courses must meet the subject requirements listed under He-P 902.08