Massage Therapist Training Georgia
Massage Therapist Requirements in Georgia
In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Georgia, you must:
- Be a United States citizen or resident alien
- Be at least 18 years old
- Provide evidence of a passing score on either the MBLEx or NCBTMB exams
- “COGENT Fingerprints” completed in the state of Georgia
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 Georgia State Board of Massage Therapy, along with a cashier’s check or money order for $125. The form can be found here. http://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/50 Application – Licensure.pdf
In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Georgia State Board of Massage Therapy.
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.
Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two. Failure to complete those hours may be grounds for revocation of a massage therapist license.
Georgia Massage Therapist Salary
This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Georgia click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Georgia.