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Massage Therapy Organizations in Illinois

American Massage Therapy Association-Illinois Chapter
The AMTA of Illinois is a non-profit association comprised of more than 3,000 licensed massage therapists. This chapter is the fifth largest massage therapy chapter in the nation. The AMTA focuses on serving its members, as well as advancing the profession as a whole. Advocating the art, science, and practice of the field of massage therapy is another aspiration of this chapter.

American Massage Therapy Association-Illinois Chapter
1901 N. Roselle Rd, Suite 920
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Phone: (847) 885-0674
Fax: (847) 885-8393

Renewal of a Massage Therapist License in Illinois

A massage therapy license expires on December 31st of even-numbered years. Each licensed individual must submit a renewal application and a non-refundable renewal fee of $87.50 per year. Licenses can be renewed on-line or via mail.

Department of Professional Regulations
320 W Washington St, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Continuing Education for Massage Therapists in Illinois

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, the purpose of continuing education for licensed massage therapists is to reinforce growth as a professional practitioner in massage therapy, and to help the profession as a whole evolve into an even more successful opportunity for those practicing. Although continuing education is not a part of massage therapy training in Illinois, and the individual is not required to complete the continuing education requirements for the first license renewal period, it is required for every licensure thereafter.

  • One must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education courses for every license renewal period (every two years)
  • Each continuing education credit hour must be at least 50 minutes
  • Continuing education courses being obtained from a university or other approved curriculum will equal out to 15 credit hours per each semester credit hour, or 10 credit hours per university quarter hour
  • 12 hours of continuing education requirements can be obtained through a self-study course taught be an approved sponsor of massage therapy training in Illinois, and the class includes an examination for completion; a published paper in a nationally recognized massage therapy journal; or a presentation at an academic workshop, seminar, in-service, or online course
  • 48 hours need to be completed to renewal the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) membership every four years
  • Each course needs to be approved through the Department Board
    All courses sponsored by National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or from an approved massage therapy school or training program are already approved
  • All education courses must directly pertain to massage therapy and be taught under qualified personnel
  • Courses can include experiential, theoretical, or research learning
  • Must document all hours and coursework either online at www.amtamassage.com or submit paper documentation to the national office

American Massage Therapy Association
500 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 1-877-905-2700

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