Below are several links that can be useful in making one’s decision to become a licensed professional.  It’s also a page that can be used by current students of our training facility to help them be more prepared and informed about their future and their new profession.  The links will provide information such as: insurance and massage organizations, licensing agencies, licensing criteria, taking national certification tests in order to obtain licensure, shopping for supplies, etc.

Licensing Agencies – You need to be licensed in order to practice in most states.  Click on the links below to view Tennessee’s requirements, rules and regulations, and applications for licensure.

Tennessee Massage Licensure Board

Tennessee Reflexology Registry

Licensing Criteria-The links under this topic will help you obtain the required criteria for the application for licensure process.

Criminal Background Check

Passport Photos – Walgreens

     Passport Photos – CVS

      Birth Certificates

Licensure Renewal-You will need to renew your license every two years in TN.  You have until the last day of your birthday month to do so.

     Licensure Renewal

Licensure Verification-This link is great for the student who has recently applied for licensure to see if they have been given a license number which will allow them to begin practicing.  It’s also a great way to check the expiration status of yourself and others.

Licensure Verification

Massage and Insurance Organizations -You will need and want to become part of a massage and insurance organization to stay protected and informed.

ABMP-Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

     AMTA-American Massage Therapy Association

National Certification Tests-You will have to take and pass one of these national certification tests and pass it before applying for state licensure.

      FSBTMB-Federation of State Massage Therapy 

     NCBTMB-National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Shopping for Supplies and Equipment-Here a few sites that will allow you to shop and compare pricing on equipment and supplies.



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