Massage Therapist Training New Jersey

Massage Therapist Requirements in New Jersey

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

  • Document your current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and use of an automated external defibrillator (A.E.D.) from courses approved by the American Heart Association or a substantially similar course approved by the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, Coyne First Aide Inc., The American Safety and Health Institute, or EMP International Inc.
  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the MBLEx, NCBTMB, or NCCAOM exams
  • Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course
  • Provide a passport photo

After you complete a 500-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a massage therapist. You must complete the application online with the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy here.

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

Note that once the application has been processed, you will receive a letter with information on how to be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 20 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.

New Jersey Massage Therapist Salary

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