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Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy

Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy

The purpose of the Kentucky Board of Massage Therapy is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession as a massage therapist. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.350 to 309.364.

Do you need to find a licensed person with the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy?

 You can now search the Active License Directory located here that will allow you to search for a licensed individual by Board, License Type, Region and/or County.

In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here.

*Please note: Licensees have the option to publicize information or leave it unavailable. The Office of Occupations and Professions believes this information will be useful and serve public protection.

Click here to Renew your Massage Therapy License. 

June 2016
 Important Notice Regarding New Online System
You must create a brand new username and password.
Old One Stop Usernames and passwords are no longer valid and will not work.
v  Social Security number is used strictly as an identifier to accurately match old system data to new system data.  It will not remain within public view and has strict security.
v Please pay close attention to the required fields when registering your account. 
v When individual Board�s online renewal is completed, we will use the valid email address to communicate any new features or procedures. After your new user account is set up, you can print a new card or certificate. Legacy License Number and License Number will show identical licensure status and are valid to use today.

The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least six weeks prior to your expiration date.

The regulations for the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy were recently changed to require an FBI Background Check under 201 KAR 42:035 for initial applicants for licensure, and under 201 KAR 42:040 for applicants for renewal who have been convicted of a felony during the previous licensure period.  However, the Board is extending an amnesty period waiving the FIB Background Check expiring on Sept. 31, 2016.

The Board has been made aware that until recently, the Rules and Regulations booklet posted on the Board website contained the repealed laws and did not give applicants sufficient notice of the law change.  Due to this error, the Board will temporarily waive the FBI background check requirement.  The posted Rules and Regulations booklet was recently updated.  But applicants for initial licenses and renewals may submit an application without the required FBI background check up to Sept. 31, 2016.  Any application filed after Sept. 31, 2016 for an initial license, or for renewal of a licensee convicted of a felony during the previous license period, must comply with the FBI Background Check requirement. 
The applications and forms for initial license and renewal for the Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy are available on our website  The application shall be completed in its entirety and submitted to this office with the required payment by check or money order made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. An application must be submitted on or before Sept. 31, 2016, to qualify for the FBI Background Check amnesty period.
If you have further questions please contact Board Administrator, Tammy Sharp, via email at 

 Effective February 2016, a recent, 2x2, passport quality photograph must be attached to all initial and renewal applications