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How to Become a Massage Therapist in Connecticut - CT

Connecticut massage therapist certification for licensure requires the fulfillment of a number of prerequisites. A Connecticut massage therapy certification applicant must:


1. Graduate from a school of massage therapy and undergo coursework of at least 500 hours with an instructor present and is accredited either (1) by an agency that the U.S. Department of Education recognizes or by a state board OR (2) by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.

2. Pass the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. 

3. Submit: a notarized application along with $375.00 application fee, made out to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”; a form from a school confirming completion of the appropriate classes for massage therapy; verification of passing the exam; and verification of any licenses or certifications held from other states. Send these forms to:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Massage Therapist Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone:  (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 509-8457
oplc.dph@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389348

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