Massage Therapist Licensing in Virginia

Virginia massage licensing

Virginia Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements

Start Your Massage Therapy Career in Virginia

The state of Virginia issues the massage therapy license at the state level. The agency in charge of overseeing licensures is the Department of Health Professions.

Virginia requires 500 hours of education and a passing score on the NCETMB exam. The license renewal period occurs every 2 years and 25 hours of CE is required.

Virginia Massage Therapy Licensing Requirements

Effective January 1, 2017, all MASSAGE THERAPIST licensure applicants are required to have a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC). This requirement applies to applicants by initial licensure, endorsement and reinstatement.  For more information about initiating this process visit the Criminal Background Checks page.

Licensing Requirements: Mandatory State Licensing


Request Application: The application and certification fee is $150. The license renewal fee is $70.

Virginia Massage Therapy Application

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists – Revised 9-21-2016

Virginia FAQ’s

Contact Information

Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
6603 W. Broad St., Fifth Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1717

Phone: 804-662-9909

Fax: 804-662-9943


Top Massage Therapy Schools in Virginia

If you are interested in going to a top rated massage therapy school in Virginia, check out some of the campuses listed below.Virginia massage certification requirements We have searched the available massage programs to bring you some of the best schools in the country.

There are many questions you must be asking yourself about going to massage therapy school. How much is it going to cost? Is financial aid available? How long does it take? What type of degree will I receive? Will I be able to find a job? Can I get a scholarship?

All great questions and answers are available. Simply find a campus you’re interested in, and click on the Request School Info button. A school representative will contact you directly to answer any questions you might have.


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