Nevada Massage Therapist License Exam

To get licensed in Nevada, massage therapists are required to take a massage exam that covers such subjects as anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology.  Whether you live in Las Vegas, Reno  or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started on the path to receive your massage license.

Need of a Massage License: A massage therapist needs a license to practice massage therapy in Nevada.

Who Grants a License:  Licenses are granted by the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists.

Qualifications to receive a License:  A candidate needs to complete a minimum of 500 hours of study in a massage therapy program. The candidate must also pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

Applying for the Massage Exam:  Candidates can apply online to take the MBLEx.  More information can be found on the MBLEx in a Candidate Handbook.

Test Content:   The MBLEx exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions with four choices provided for each question.  Test takers have 110 minutes to complete the computer based exam.

The exam is divided into eight content areas:

-          Anatomy & Physiology
-          Kinesiology
-          Pathology, Contraindications, Areas of Caution, Special Populations
-          Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue
-          Client Assessment, Reassessment, & Treatment Planning
-          Overview of Massage & Bodywork History/Culture/Modalities
-          Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations
-          Guidelines for Professional Practice

How to Apply for the License:  Candidates must send an Application Request Form to: .

          Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy
          1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 252
          Reno, NV 89502
          Phone: (775) 688-1888

or

          Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy
          101 Convention Center Drive, Suite 830
          Las Vegas, NV 89109
          Phone: (702) 486-2212

As part of the application process, candidates must provide the Board the following documents:  (1) completed application; (2) transcript of completed course of study;  (3) background check and fingerprinting; and (4) verification of passage of the MBLEx.

Official school transcripts must be sent directly to the Board.

Fees:  There are fees to apply to become a licensed massage therapist.

Who Administers the Massage Tests:  The MBLEx is administered by the the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and Pearson Vue.

License Renewal Requirements:  A massage therapist must renew their license every year and complete at least 12 hours of continuing education in that time period.

Applicable Regulations:  Massage therapists in Nevada are governed by Chapter 640C – Massage Therapists

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 For more information on licensing and exam preparation, go to Tests.com’s  MBLEx Test Guide and BCETMB Test Guide.

 And take Tests.com’s Massage Therapist Practice Tests:

 MBLEx Practice Test

 BCETMB Practice Test

For massage therapy exam preparation products, such as study guides, flashcards and courses, go to Tests.com’s MBLEx and BCETMB listings.

Are you looking for MBLEx sample questions and guidance on how to pass the MBLEx on the first try?  

Check out the Practice Exam for the MBLEx with 875 massage therapy questions covering the same main sections as the actual MBLEx.


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