Massage Therapist Training Arizona

Massage Therapist Requirements in Arizona

In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Arizona, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a 700-hour massage therapist training course from an institution approved by the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy.
  • Provide evidence of a passing score on either the MBLEx or NCTEMB exams (which can be waived if the training is from an approved Arizona based school).

After you complete your 700-hour training program and pass the exam, you then can fill out an application. You must mail in the application to the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy, along with a cashier’s check or money order for $217. The request form can be found here.

A fingerprint card completed by your local law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service must also accompany the application (and will require a separate fee paid to the provider at the time they produce the card for you).

Finally, your signature on the application must be notarized. This can result in a small fee. We suggest you contact your bank regarding their price for this service. Note that many credit unions provide this service for free to their members.

Remember, the state license application can be found here.

In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy.

Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Failure to complete those hours may be grounds for revocation of a massage therapist license.


Arizona Massage Therapy Schools

According to the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy, the following table lists the Arizona based schools of massage therapy that it has approved.

Anthem College
1515 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Apollo College
3550 N Oracle Rd Ste 4
Tucson, AZ 85705

Apollo College
1322 S Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85210

Apollo College / Carrington College
2701 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Arizona College of Allied Health / Arizona College
4425 West Olive Avenue Ste 300
Glendale, AZ 85302

Arizona School of Integrative Studies
701 S Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Arizona School of Integrative Studies
113 W Phoenix Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Arizona School of Integrative Studies
115 S McCormick St
Prescott, AZ 86303

Arizona School of Integrative Studies
639 N 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

Arizona Western College
2020 South Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365

Brookline College
2445 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Brookline College
1140 S Priest Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281

Brookline College
5441 E 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85711

Bryman School of Arizona
2250 West Peoria Avenue Ste A100
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Carrington College
1001 W Southern Ave #130
Mesa, AZ 85210

Carrington College
201 N Bonita Ave #101
Tucson, AZ 85745

Central Arizona College
8470 North Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85228

Central Arizona College
273 Old West Hwy
Apache Junction, AZ 85219

Central Arizona College
800 E Butte Ave #100
Florence, AZ 85132

Central Arizona College
17945 Regent Dr
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Central Arizona College
3736 E Bella Vista Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Central Arizona College
80440 E Aravaipa Rd
Winkelman, AZ 85192

Central AZ Valley Inst of Technology (CAVIT)
1789 W Coolidge Ave
Coolidge 85128

Chandler - Gilbert Community College
2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

Cortiva Institute
8010 East McDowell Road Suite 214
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Cortiva Institute
6390 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85710

East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Gateway Community College
108 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Institute of Brain Education
340 Jordan Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

Maricopa Skill Center
1245 E Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Maricopa Skill Center
2931 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Northland Pioneer College
103 First Avenue at Hopi Drive
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Phoenix College
1202 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Pima Community College
7600 N Shannon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85709

Pima Medical Institute
957 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

Pima Medical Institute
2150 S Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209

Sedona School of Massage
2945 Southwest Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
1100 East Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ 85281

Westwind Academy
6511 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Arizona Massage Therapist Salary

This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Arizona click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Arizona.