How to Become a Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania - OR

In Pennsylvania, massage therapy certification opens up many professional opportunities. Pennsylvania is actively revising a bill at this time that licenses massage therapy professionals within the state that recognizes the importance of the art and science of bodywork and massage therapy. 

Steps to becoming a Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania

  1. After completing the necessary education you will then be able to sit for a national licensing examination that is given by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. At this time Pennsylvania law recognizes the NCBTMB examination and does not require a state specific test in order to grant a license within the state.
  2. Finally once you have completed the national certification you can apply for a license within the state of Pennsylvania.  Additional qualifications you must meet by the laws of Pennsylvania include: the applicant is of good moral character, possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent, has paid the fee for licensing, and is not addicted to alcohol, narcotics or other habit forming drugs.
  3. Pennsylvania law also states that an applicant for license and a practicing massage therapist must have a current CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate. Contact the Pennsylvania chapter of The American Heart Association to find out how to become certified.
  4. Find a job as a massage therapist. Massage therapy is useful in many settings and you could find work in a spa or a chiropractic office. As well you could find a job in a rehabilitation setting.


Massage Therapy Schools

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More


    See More



    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Massage Therapy
            Fortis Institute , Grand Prairie
            • Gain Knowledge and Skills While You Earn Your Nursing Degree at Fortis!
            • Financial Aid
            Professional Massage Therapy Program

            • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
            • Located in York, Pennsylvania, with additional Steiner Education Group campuses available across the nation.
            • Part of the Steiner Education Group (SEG), a division of Steiner Leisure Ltd.
            • Steiner Leisure Ltd. has operations on more than 200 spas and salons worldwide.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

            Show more [+]
            • Financial Aid
            Massage Therapy
            Good for Working Adults
            • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
            • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
            • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
            • Requires students to complete an externship where they gain real-world skills and experience.
            • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
            • Offers career consultations to graduates.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Massage Therapy - Diploma
            • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
            • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
            • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
            • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
            • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits