Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure and Examination Details

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Massage Therapy is regulated by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Application- Fill out completely online to receive your license to practice Massage. License Verification

License Renewal Information- Renew Online -24 CE Credits/ year

Virginia Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Virginia

To practice Massage Therapy in the state of Virginia you must have at least 500 hours from an approved massage training program and a successful completion of a Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards MBLEx examination.

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Web Information
List of schools Virginia Massage Schools
Education Requirements 500 Hrs
Title Certified Massage Therapist CMT
Type of Credential Certification
State Law Test Laws & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam- MBLEx
National Exam Requirement



24 CE's/ 2 years

Regulations Governing Massage Therapists (pg. 5)

Initial Cost of License $140
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $95/ 2 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 5,141


Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive #300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4515
Fax: 804-527-4455


Massage Schools in Virginia


The State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is in charge of approved schools for Massage Therapy:

Please contact SCHEV at (804) 225-2600 or via the web at for more information.


NOVA- Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd.

Annandale, VA 22003


Annandale 703.878.5617

Nova Training Center

14701 Lee Hwy Suite 306

Centreville, VA 20121

Centreville 703.266.2220

Virginia School of Massage

153 Zan Rd.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Charlottesville 434.293.4031

Dabney's Lancaster Community College

1000 Dabney Dr.

Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Clifton Forge 540.261.1211

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

200 Little Falls St. #303

Falls Church, VA 22046


Falls Church 703.533.3113

Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy

8630 J Lee Hwy

Fairfax, VA 22031

Fairfax 703.204.1166

Avi Career Training

10130 Colvin Run Rd. #A&B

Great Falls, VA 22066


Great Falls 703.759.2200

Miller-Motte Technical College

1011 Creekside Lane

Lynchburg, VA 24502

Lynchburg 888.419.4508

Patrick Henry Community College

645 Patriot Ave.

Martinsville, VA 24115

Martinsville 276.638.8777

Medical Careers Institute

1001 Omni Blvd. #200

Newport News, VA 23606

Newport News 866.708.6174


6300 Center Dr. #100

Norfolk, VA 23502

Norfolk 757.499.5447


2000 Westmoreland St. Ste. A

Richmond, VA 23230

Richmond 804.323.1020

Miller-Motte Technical College

4444 Electric Road

Roanoke, VA 24018

Roanoke 540.597.1010

Advanced Fuller School of Massage

195 Sout Rosemont Rd. #105

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Virginia Beach 757.340.7132

Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy

215 67th St.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Virginia Beach 757.457.7270

Virginia Continuing Education

24 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on Last day of your Birthday Month, every other year, starting from State Approval Anniversary
Hold Current Certification by NCBTMB OR Complete 24 CE's for State Licensure Renewal
NCBTMB- Biennially
CE Catalog
OR Complete 24 CE's for State Licensure Renewal
Direct Contact (Live) Virginia Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 12 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
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
Minimum Allowed 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
Minimum Allowed
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Limited
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class 12
Minimum Allowed
Active Service on VA Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each Meeting/Day/Hour- At Boards discretion
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Subject Matter Must Massage Therapy Related & Providers Must be NCBTMB Approved for a Minimum of 12 CE hours
Excess Hours taken do NOT carry over to the next renewal period
No CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
6 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must list on Renewal Form

Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive #300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4515
Fax: 804-527-4455

*Board Approved Providers