Massage Therapist Licensing in New Jersey

New Jersey massage licensing

New Jersey Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements

The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy licenses massage and body work therapists and massage and body work therapist employers.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of massage and body work therapy; and
  • ensure that massage and body work therapy is performed in compliance with State law.

New Jersey Massage Therapy Licensing Requirements

Alert: On May 1, 2017, the Governor signed into law S2414 which revised the Massage Practicing Act to require licensure by education and examination.  Prior to May 1, 2017, applicants could obtain licensure by education or by examination.  P.L. 2017, Chapter 56 states that the Act shall take effect immediately.  The Board authorizes a grace period to end on August 31, 2017 for those applications submitted online or post marked by August 31, 2017.   All applications submitted on or after September 1, 2017 will be processed under the new rule.

Licensing Requirements: Mandatory State Licensing


Request Application: Application Qualifications and Obtained by Methods

For more information on the following topics, go the the website listed above for more information.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (School Approval Unit)

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Student Record Request Form)

Commission on Higher Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
P.O. Box 45048
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6520

Email:  [email protected]



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