Massage Therapist Licensing in Ohio

 massage licensing

Ohio Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements

Start Your Massage Therapy Career in Ohio
The state of Ohio has been regulating massage therapists since 1916. The issuance of the massage therapist license is overseen by the State Medical Board.

Ohio requires 750 hours of education which must be accumulated within a 12 month period. Applicants must also have a passing score on the Ohio state exam. The license renewal period occurs every 2 years and does not require CE hours.

Ohio Massage Therapy Licensing Requirements

Licensing Requirements: Mandatory State Licensing


Request Application: The application fee is $35 and the exam fee is $250. The license renewal fee is staggered, please refer to fee schedule.

Ohio Massage Therapy Preliminary Education Application

Ohio Massage Therapy Preliminary Education Application for Out-of-State

Ohio Massage Therapy Exam Application & Instructions

Ohio FAQ’s

Ohio Renewal Fee Schedule

Contact Information

State Medical Board
Massage Licensing Division
77 S. High Street – 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0315

Phone: 614-466-3934

Fax: 614-728-5946



Top Massage Therapy Schools in Ohio

Interested in attending massage therapy school? If you’re trying to find a top massage school in Ohio, check out the selected campuses below for more information.Ohio massage certification requirements

Attending school for massage therapy is a great step forward in your career. Whether you’re looking to become a massage therapist, work in a spa, or start your own business, you’ve probably got some questions.

For answers about how to apply, financial aid, class schedules, or scholarship availability, simply find a campus you’re interested in, and click on the Request Free School Information button. A representative from the school will contact you directly to answer any questions you might have about their massage programs.



Find schools in other locations by changing the zip code*


< Back to Licensing by State