Ohio Massage Therapy Examination and Licensing

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Massage Therapy Advisory Committee- Massage Therapy is under the direction of the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Licensure Requirements and Application to become a Massage therapist. Eligibility Requirements for reciprocity, if you are thinking of moving to Ohio with a valid License from your state. Renew your License Online -0 CE's Required by the State Board- CE requirements Coming Soon

Application for Massage Therapists - Send in with application fee of $150. The State of Ohio Medical Board processes many applications for all Medical certificates to practice a limited branch of medicine like Massage Therapy. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. There will be a delay in processing if the application is found to be incomplete or if there are any unusual circumstances that are discovered during the processing. The state will notify the applicant if there is an issue with the application. Before applying for a license, Ohio requires the applicant to have their Massage school certification in hand. Each Licensed Massage Therapist is required by Law to obtain a $25 Vendor's License from the County Auditor's Office or the Department of Taxation.

Ohio Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Ohio. Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Ohio are the same used by the AMTA. Ohio State Laws, Statutes, & Rules.

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Page updates 8.1.17

Web Information http://med.ohio.gov
List of schools

Ohio Massage Schools

Approved Schools

Education Requirements 750 Hrs
Title Licensed Massage Therapist LMT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Statutes Code & Laws & Rules
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam FSMTB
Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 0 CE's NA- Coming Soon
Initial Application Cost of License $150- A Vendor license $25 is also required
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $50/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 11,043

Ohio Medical Board of Massage Therapy
30 East Broad St. 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3934     


Massage Schools in Ohio


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Raphael's School of Beauty Culture

2445 West State St.

Alliance, OH 44601

Alliance 800.511.6405

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture

5311 Market St.

Boardman, OH 44512

Boardman 800.511.6405

Stautzenberger College

8001 Katherine Blvd.

Brecksville, OH 44141

Brecksville 440.838.1999

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture

3307 Center Rd.

Brunswick, OH 44212

Brunswick 800.511.6405

Schools of Medical Massage

11250 Cornell Park Dr. #203

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Cincinnati 513.469.6300

Columbus State Community College

550 East Spring St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus 614.287.5353

Schools of Medical Massage

4457 Far Hills Ave

Dayton, OH 45429

Dayton 937.294.6994

Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy

1710 Crystal Ave.

Findlay, OH 45840

Email: edstrahm@bvamt.com

Findley 419.423.2628

Owens Community College

3200 Bright Rd.

Findley, OH 45840



Cuyahoga Community College
Massotherapy Program
4250 Richmond Road
Highland Hills, Ohio 44122
Highland Hills 216.987.2426

Northcoast Medical Training Academy

1832 State Route59

Kent, OH 44240

Kent 330.678.6600

SHI Integrative Medical Massage School

130 Cook Rd.

Lebanon, OH 45036

Lebanon 513.932.8712

Schools of Medical Massage

3325 Shawnee Rd.

Lima, OH 45806

Lima 888.860.4544

Owens Community College

1724 Indian Wood Circle

Maumee, OH 43537

Maumee 567.661.7357

Strautzenberger College

1796 Indian Wood Circle

Maumee, OH 43537

Maumee 419.866.0261

Schools of Medical Massage

18334-D East Bagley Rd.

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Middleburg Heights 440.243.8650

Knox County Career Center

306 Martinsburg Rd.

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Mount Vernon 740.397.5820

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway

Nelsonville, OH 45764

Emal: admissions@hocking.edu

Nelsonville 877.462.5464

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture

1324 Youngstown-Warren Rd.

Niles, OH 44446

Niles 800.511.6405

Stark State College

6200 FRank Ave. NW

North Canton, OH 44720

North Canton 330.494.6170

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture

24761 Lorain Rd.

North Olmsted, OH 44070

North Olmsted 800.511.6405

Owens Community College

2249 Tracy Rd.

Northwood, OH 43619

Northwood 567.661.7357

Healing Arts Institute

340 Three Meadows Dr.

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Email: info@haiohio.com

Perrysburg 419.874.4496

Owens Community College

30335 Oregon Rd.

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Perrysburg 567.661.7000

Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy

20950 Center Ridge Rd. #201

Rocky River, OH 44116

Rocky River 440.333.6633

Miami-Jacobs Career College

875 West Central Ave.

Springboro, OH 45066

Email: careeradvocate@miamijacobs.edu

Springboro 888.657.9550

Owens Community College

1301 Monroe St.

Toledo, OH 43604

Toledo 567.661.7503

Miami-Jacobs Career College

865 West Market St.

Troy, OH 45373

Email: careeradvocate@miamijacobs.edu

Troy 888.657.9551

Ohio Continuing Education

0 CE Credits - Coming Soon
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on State Approval Anniversary Date based on the First Letter of Last Name- Check renewal group
ABMP- Biennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
AMTA- Quadrennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
NCBTMB- Biennially
Not Limited
CE Catalog
Increase Professional Knowledge and Skills to ensure effective and safe Massage Therapy Practices by taking advantage of the benefits Continuing Education offers
Check your Massage Association or City/County Professional/Business Laws to meet Continuing Education requirements
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Not Limited
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
Not Limited
Active Service on OH Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day/Hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
Currently No CE requirements for State License Renewal - Coming Soon
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years

Ohio Medical Board of Massage Therapy
30 East Broad St. 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3934