Massage Therapist Licensing in Ohio

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Ohio Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements

Start Your Massage Therapy Education 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


Before Completing an Application

Applicants will be required to complete the application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents as a result of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications, and to have a valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover). The application fee for initial licensure is $150.00.

Everything else you need to know about obtaining a massage therapy license including approved massage therapy schools can be found at the website.

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

Email: [email protected]


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  School Information button. A representative from the school will contact you directly to answer any questions you might have about their massage programs.


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