Massage Therapist License Exams by State

Most states require massage therapists to obtain a license or certification prior to practicing massage therapy.  While most states use the MBLEx national exam, some states use their own state tests or a combination of national exam and state exam.  Find out how to register for a massage license and pass the massage exam in your state using the below list, with state specific information on qualifications, application procedures and exam details.

Alabama Massage Exam

Alaska Massage Exam

Arizona Massage Exam

Arkansas Massage Exam

California Massage Exam

Colorado Massage Exam

Connecticut Massage Exam

Delaware Massage Exam

Florida Massage Exam

Georgia Massage Exam

Hawaii Massage Exam

Idaho Massage Exam

Illinois Massage Exam

Indiana Massage Exam

Iowa Massage Exam

Kansas Massage Exam

Kentucky Massage Exam

Louisiana Massage Exam

Maine Massage Exam

Maryland Massage Exam

Massachusetts Massage Exam

Michigan Massage Exam

Minnesota Massage Exam

Mississippi Massage Exam

Missouri Massage Exam

Montana Massage Exam

Nebraska Massage Exam

Nevada Massage Exam

New Hampshire Massage Exam

New Jersey Massage Exam

New Mexico Massage Exam

New York Massage Exam

North Carolina Massage Exam

North Dakota Massage Exam

Ohio Massage Exam

Oklahoma Massage Exam

Oregon Massage Exam

Pennsylvania Massage Exam

Rhode Island Massage Exam

South Carolina Massage Exam

South Dakota Massage Exam

Tennessee Massage Exam

Texas Massage Exam

Utah Massage Exam

Vermont Massage Exam

Virginia Massage Exam

Washington Massage Exam

West Virginia Massage Exam

Wisconsin Massage Exam

Wyoming Massage Exam

Quality starts with who wrote the material.
Our practice exam writer
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Charles Celeste, LMT
, is an instructor in massage therapy at Brightwood College in California.  He has also taught at Baker College and was the program director at the American Career College.  He earned his BA in exercise science from California State University and holds an MBA.  He is MBLEx certified and has been praticing massage therapy for over ten years.


Michelle MacCubbin, LMT
, is an instructor in massage therapy at Miller-Motte Technical College in South Carolina.  Prior to this position, she was an instructor and program director at the McCann School of Business and Technology in Pennsylvania.  She is MBLEx certified with over ten years of experience in the field.


Sara Rennie, LMT
, is a massage instructor at the American Massage and Bodywork Institute in Virginia.  She also tutors students to help them pass the MBLEx. She has worked in the massage industry for over ten years.


Andrew Dacres, LMT
, is an instructor in massage therapy at the Atlanta School of Massage in Georgia.  He has also taught massage therapy at the Georgia Medical Institute and at Sanford-Brown College, where he introduced an MBLEx review class for graduating students. He is an MBLEx certified massage therapist with over ten years of experience in the field.


Chanel Andrade, LMT
, was the lead massage therapy instructor at Everest College for many eyars and, as part of her program, taught an MBLEx prep module.  She has practiced massage therapy for over ten years in California.
Passing the MBLEx is one of the last steps to attain a license as a professional massage therapist in many states.  The Actual MBLEx is 100 questions with a 1 hour and 50 minute (110 minutes) time limit.  Additionally, 5 minutes is allotted for a security agreement and another 5 minutes for a brief survey for a total of 2 hours (120 minutes). 

Actual MBLEx Content Outline (source: The FSMTB Handbook):

Anatomy & Physiology 
11-13 Questions (12%)

Benefits & Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue
13-16 Questions (14%)

Client Assessment, Reassessment & Treatment Planning
16-18 Questions (17%)

Ethics, Boundaries, Regulations, Laws
14-17 Questions (15%)

Kinesiology
10-12 Questions (11%)

Massage Overview & Bodywork History / Culture / Modalities
4-6 Questions (5%)

Pathology, Contraindications, Special Populations, Areas of Caution
12-15 Questions (13%)

Professional Practice Guidelines
12-15 Questions (13%)