Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
An applicant for licensure must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below:
Graduation from a school of massage therapy offering a course of study of not less than five hundred (500) classroom hours with the instructor present, and at the time of the applicant’s graduation held a current school code assigned by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and was either (A) accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or by a state board of post-secondary technical trade and business schools; or (B) accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). Please note that on-line instruction is not acceptable towards meeting the 500 classroom hours:
Recent graduates of an approved massage therapy educational programs are eligible for a temporary permit. Please note that a temporary permit is not available to licensees applying from other states or for applicants applying for reinstatement of a lapsed Connecticut license;
Passage of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Please note that the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork's national examination for state licensing option shall not satisfy the examination requirements.
Applicants must arrange for the following to be submitted directly to office:
A completed, notarized application with photograph and fee of $375.00. The fee must be in the form of a bank check or money order made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut";
Verification form sent directly from the educational institution documenting completion of a massage therapy course of study;
Verification of successful completion of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination (NCBTMB);
Verification form sent directly from each state licensing authority where a license, registration or certification is or has ever been held. Some states may charge a fee for this service. For fee information, please contact the issuing authority prior to submitting your request.
All supporting documentation should be sent directly from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Massage Therapist Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1982