Florida Massage License Information
There are two ways for massage therapists to obtain a Florida Massage license: by endorsement, or by examination.
Licensure by endorsement is available to massage therapists who meet the following criteria:
1. They have a minimum of 500 hours of massage therapy education from a board approved facility,
2. They hold a current license in another state
3. They have successfully completed examination by either MBLEx or NCBTMB.
Licensure by examination is available to massage therapists who meet the 500 hour massage therapy education requirement, but either do not hold a current license in another state or have not successfully completed one of the examinations accepted by Florida.
Additional Education Required to Apply for Florida Massage License
Regardless of whether you are applying for your Florida Massage License by endorsement or by examination, all applicants must complete three required continuing education courses. They must take 10 hours of Florida Law, 3 hours of HIV/AIDS, and 2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors.
The Institute of Somatic Therapy offers each of these three courses individually, and we also offer a Florida New Therapist Package that has all three of the courses in a discounted package. The Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the Florida Board of Massage as a continuing education approved provider, number MCE326. Institute of Somatic Therapy is also in good standing with CE Broker, the CE reporting agency used by the Florida Board of Massage. Our CEBroker provider number is 50-1116.
If you already have your Florida Massage Therapy license (with a number that begins with the letters MA), and if you included that number when you registered for an account at www.massagecredits.com, we will report all of your course completions to CEBroker on your behalf. However, if you are only in the application phase of obtaining your Florida Massage Therapy license, you will need to submit a copy of your certificate of completion along with your application process, as CE Broker does not have a mechanism in place for CE providers to report course completions prior to the massage license being issued.
For information on the Florida New Therapist package with Institute of Somatic Therapy, CLICK HERE.
Florida Massage license by endorsement: http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/licensing/licensed-massage-therapist-lmt-by-endorsement
Florida Massage license by examination: http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/licensing/licensed-massage-therapist-lmt-by-examination