Credential: Kansas is currently enacting state regulations in place in regards to the practice of massage therapy, and will be giving out the credential of Licensed Massage Therapist soon.
Required Hours: none
Exam Required: none
Kansas Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements
If you've graduated from a massage school in Kansas and are interested in practicing massage therapy as your career, it is important to stay up to date on the rules and regulations that apply to massage therapists in Kansas to verify what the requirements are.
The State of Kansas will soon require a license for massage therapy. In 2013 The Committee on Health and Human Services in the state of Kansas enacted House Bill 2187 'The Massage Therapist Licensure Act' (see resource link below). Statewide Licensing will soon be required for all persons choosing to work as Massage Therapists.
In the meantime, you will need to contact the City where you are working to see if they require a massage or business license.
Kansas Massage Therapy Board - New License Requirements
Successful applicants for a new Massage Therapy license in the state of Kansas, will:
Be 18 years of age or older
Obtain a high school diploma or equivalent
Have no disqualifying conduct as defined by the board
Successfully complete an approved course of instruction consisting of at least 500 in
classroom hours of supervised instruction, including massage therapy technique and theory, contraindications, ethics, sanitation, hygiene, business training, anatomy, physiology and pathology
Successfully passed a nationally recognized competency examination in massage that meets acceptable psychometric principles, is statistically validated through a job-task analysis under current standards
for educational and professional testing and has been approved by the board.