Massage Therapist Training Florida
Massage Therapist Requirements in Florida
In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Florida, you must:
- Complete a two (2) hour course on prevention of medical errors
- Complete a ten (10) hour course on Florida laws and rules
- Complete a three (3) hour course on HIV/AIDS
- Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course including:
1. 150 hours of anatomy and physiology;
2. 300 hours of basic massage theory and history;
3. 125 hours of clinical practicum;
4. 76 hours of allied modalities;
5. 15 hours of business;
6. 15 hours of theory and practice of hydrotherapy;
7. 10 hours of Florida Laws and Rules;
8. 4 hours of professional ethics;
9. 3 hours of HIV/AIDS education; and
10. 2 hours of medical errors.
- Provide evidence of a passing score on either the MBLEx or NCBTMB exams.
- “LiveScan Fingerprints” completed in the state of Florida
After you complete a 500-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a therapist. You must mail in the application to the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, along with a cashier’s check or money order for $126. The form can be found here. http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/applications/mass-therapist-app-09182014.pdf
Again, you can find the actual application packet request here.
In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two years, including two hours on medical errors, two hours on laws and rules, and two hours on professional ethics. Failure to complete those hours may be grounds for revocation of a massage therapist license.
Florida Massage Therapist Salary
This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Florida click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Florida.