Idaho Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements
If you've graduated from a massage school in Idaho and are interested in practicing massage therapy as your career, it is important to understand and adhere to the rules and regulations that apply to massage therapists in Idaho. As of July 1st, 2013, in order to practice massage legally in Idaho you must hold a valid LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) designation from the Idaho Board of Massage Therapy.
Idaho Massage Therapy Board - New License Requirements
Successful applicants for Licensing as a Massage Therapist in Idaho will:
Complete and notarize an application with the appropriate fees (see fee schedule link in the additional Idaho massage therapy resources area below)
Include proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
Proof of being eighteen (18) years of age or older (copy of birth certificate, passport, military ID, or valid driver's license)
Proof of successfully completing an approved massage therapy that consists of the minimum of five hundred (500) in
class supervised hours of coursework and clinic work under the following breakdown:
200 Hours in Massage & Bodywork Assessment, Application and Theory
125 Hours in Body Systems, A&P Kinesiology
40 Hours in Pathology
25 Hours in Professional Business & Ethics
110 Hours of Clinical Work (ie Massage Practice)
Proof of successfully passing a nationally recognized competency examination in massage therapy that is approved by the Board (MBLEx exam or (NCBTMB) Certification
In order to remain in good standing with the Idaho Board of Massage Therapy 6 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years.