New Mexico Massage Therapy License and Examination Requirements

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New Mexico Massage Therapy Board- Open this link to find out more about your Massage Therapy Board.

Send a signed and notarized copy of the Application for becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist for the State of New Mexico, to the Board, or fill out ONLINE. Form A- Application for school to fill out. Check out the FAQs for the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board.

Renew License ONLINE- Or print, fill out, and send in. 16 CE's/ 2 years

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New Mexico has a requirement of 650 hours of an approved Massage Therapy School. They also require you to have a passing score on the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), before you are eligible to obtain a license to practice Massage. A Jurisprudence Examination will be sent to you after the Board has recieved your application, a 2x2 photo of yourself, a copy of your GED, CPR card, an official transcript mailed directly from your school to the Board, and proof of passing the MBLEx sent directly to the Massage State Board from the federation. The Federation will automatically send passing results to the state(s) listed on your MBLEx application. Failure to provide all required information and forms with your application will delay the process.

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List of schools Requirements for Massage Schools
Education Requirements 650 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 16 CE's/ 2 years
Initial Cost of License $75
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $125/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 3,404

New Mexico Massage Therapy Board

Toney Anaya Bldg. 2nd Floor
2550 Carrilos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
PO BOX 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-476-4870
Fax: 505-476-4645


Massage Schools in New Mexico



New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics

202 Morningside Dr. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Albuquerque 505.268.6870

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute UTMI

3410 Aztec Rd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107


Albuquerque 505.888.0020

Mountain Meadow Massage School

101 Mader Lane

Alto, NM 88312

Alto 575.202.7542

Artesia Family Wellness Center

Artesia, NM 88211

Artesia 575.746.3662

Taos School of Massage

HCR, 74

El Prado, NM 87529


El Prado 505.758.2725

Muscle Therapy Center

1711 N Jefferson Street

Hobbs, NM 88240

Hobbs 575.393.3425

Body Care School Healing Arts

2032 Rose Lane

Las Cruces, NM 88005

Las Cruces 575.525.6655

Massage Therapy Training Institute

2701 W. Picacho #4

Las Cruces, NM 88007

Las Cruces 575.523.6811

New Mexico Massage School

2810 Sudderth Drive #207

Ruidoso, NM 88345

Ruidoso 575.257.4325

Santa Fe School of Massage

1091-A Siler Rd.

Santa Fe, NM 87507

Santa Fe 505.982.8398

University of New Mexico

115 Civic Plaza Dr.

Taos, NM 87571

Taos 575.737.6200

New Mexico Continuing Education

16 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on October 31st every Even year
Direct Contact (Live) New Mexico Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 8 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Subjuct Matter must be Allied Healthcare, Massage & Bodywork related, or NCBTMB Approved
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
Publishing an Article
Minumum Allowed- Amount of CE's obtained is determined at a NM Massage Board Meeting
Research Community
Self-Study: Books, DVD's, Research Materials, & Related Publications
Not Limited
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training- Must Consist of Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of teaching Adult Learners (B) 16
Minumum Required- Massage Instructor's must complete an Additional 16 CE's with 8 hands-on and 8 on-line
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Minumum Allowed
Active Service on NM Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour- At Board's Discretion
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
All Technique Courses MUST be Hands-on, Contact Hours, not online
Excess Hours taken do NOT carry over to the next renewal period

*CE Subject Matter Must be Massage Therapy Related & Providers Approved by NCBTMB

Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must list CE's on Renewal Form


New Mexico Massage Therapy Board

Toney Anaya Bldg. 2nd Floor
2550 Carrilos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
PO BOX 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-476-4870
Fax: 505-476-4645

* Board Approved Providers

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Allied Healthcare Higher Education Accreditation- granting Postsecondary degrees
  • Accredited Institution of higher learning and/or a University system
  • Course Approval Required by New Mexico Board