The Florida Board of Massage Therapy recently expanded the list of approved exams for licensure. This rule became effective September 9, 2009.
64B7-25.001 Examination Requirements.
(1) The Department shall issue a license to a person who:
(a) Pays to the Department the fee set out in subsection 64B7-27.002(1), F.A.C.;
(b) Submits a completed application on form DH-MQA 1115, “Application For Licensure,” (Rev. 7/08). The form and the attached instructions are incorporated herein by reference and may be obtained from the Board Office at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or from the website located at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/massage/ma_lic_req.html;
(c) Completes a course of study at a massage school approved by the Board pursuant to Rule Chapter 64B7-32, F.A.C.; or completes an approved apprenticeship program in accordance with Rule Chapter 64B7-29, F.A.C.;
(d) Completes the HIV/AIDS course requirement in Rule 64B7-25.0012, F.A.C.;
(e) Passes a national examination approved by the Board;
(f) Completes a course relating to the prevention of medical errors as required by subsection 456.013(7), F.S.
(2) The Board approves the following examinations:
(a) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination;
(b) National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage;
(c) National Exam for State Licensure option administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork;
(d) The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
For more information about these exams, please visit the following websites:
The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) offers:
-National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination
-National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage
-National Exam for State Licensure
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) offers:
-The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)