Massage Therapist Training Kentucky

Massage Therapist Requirements in Kentucky

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

  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the MBLEx, the State of Ohio Massage Therapy Licensing Exam, or the State of New York Massage Therapy Licensing Exam
  • Complete a 600-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 125 hours of anatomy and physiology;

2. 200 hours of massage/bodywork theory and technique;

3. 200 hours related to the business of massage therapy; and

4. 40 hours of pathology.

After you complete a 600-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a therapist. You must mail in the application to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy, along with a check or money order for $125. The form can be found here.

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.

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

Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Failure to complete these hours results in a refusal to renew your massage therapist license by the board.

Kentucky Massage Therapist Salary

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