Your massage license expires January 31, 2021. Are you prepared?

GotYourBack is an NCBTMB approved provider. Our provider # is 451283-10

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Due to COVID-19, The PA Board is allowing all classes for the 24 CE to be done online.
We have prepared a full online 24 CE Package for $150. Click here for more information
All of our live classes are on now, but will be held remotely with zoom. If you want a zoom demonstration or help setting up, contact us. If you are not a fan of zoom or remote classes, take our full online package mentioned above!
In other states allowing NCBTMB approved online classes, our classes will apply - check with your state or call us.

PA Massage License Renewal Requirements:
Valid Adult CPR Certification
24 Hours of Continuing Education
16 of the 24 must be live “in-class” hours
8 of the 24 can be obtained on-line
4 must be in ethics
3 of the 24 must be in Child Abuse Recognition if you graduated from massage school in 2016 or you are renewing your license for the first time. You will need 2 CE’s every renewal period after.

CPR Requirements
You must have a valid CPR certification in Adult CPR and AED. CPR certifications are good for 2 years and they must be obtained in a live classroom. On-line CPR courses will not be accepted. CPR courses do not count toward the required 24

The PA licensing board excepts CPR certifications from the following organizations
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)
EMS Safety Services

Find a Child Abuse CE Class
A license will not be renewed unless the Department receives proof, submitted directly and electronically from the provider, of the required continuing education. Here is the link to our child abuse reporting class. Once completed we will upload the information to Harrisburg on your behalf.
Take the course here

Ways to renew your license
On-line (recommended)

Renew Here

If you are renewing your license for the first time you will need the following information:

Registration Code – the registration code can be found on the renewal notice received from the PA Massage Therapy Board. The board mails renewal forms
Last name as it appears on your renewal notice

If this is your second time renewing and have a user id and password, you can log in directly here:

If you have misplaced your User ID and/or Password, you can register again. The Login page allows you to login if you have accessed the site before.

Renewal or Registration by mail
Links to all necessary forms can be found here:

Information for New Applicants
All you need to know about PA 
Rules and Regulations for licensing including education requirements, which application for licensure is right for you, required knowledge base, scope of practice, forms and more!

The Board accepts the following exams for Licensure:
The NCETMB and the MBLEx

Schedule for the NCETMB at the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or call 1-800-296-3926

Schedule for the MBLEx at the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards or call 1-866-962-3926

Forms for new applicants:
Click here and download if you are taking the exam for licensure:  Licensure by exam

Click here and download if you are requesting a temporary license:  Temporary Permit to Practice
Find more forms at thePA Massage Therapy Board

Changes in acceptable CE Courses coming to PA Licensing Renewal stated in section 13 of the Massage Therapy Law.
You can still obtain CE’s in the 2017 renewal cycle for modalities that are being excluded

The board will not accept CE hours in those modalities for renewal starting 2019 renewal cycle
List of courses up for exclusion includes but may not be limited to:
Reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy, polarity therapy bodywork, quigong, reiki, shiatsu and tui na

You can read the entire law here: