How to Become a Massage Therapist in Mississippi - MS
In Mississippi, massage therapy certification is required to be licensed. The Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (MSBMT) is the accrediting body that one must apply to in order to receive a massage therapy license. The MSBMT requires 700 hours of study in an accredited program and several examinations including CPR, First Aid, HIV/AIDS, and NCETMB examinations.
Here are the steps to become massage therapist in Mississippi:
- One must enroll in an accredited massage therapy program. The MSBMT has a list of the programs it accepts. 700 hours of classroom study are required from an accredited school that is recognized by the MSBMT.
- Along with the classroom requirements, CPR, First Aid, HIV/AIDS information, and NCETMB (The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) examinations are required to be passed.
- After the completion of a massage therapy program, and all of the required secondary examinations, a written application is submitted to the MSBMT along with an application fee and documentation showing that all license requirements have been met.
The MSBMT will then make a decision after all the above steps are completed. Also, if one is granted a license, a renewal is required every 2 years afterward.