Massage Therapist Training Oregon
Massage Therapist Requirements in Oregon
In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Oregon, you must:
- Provide evidence of a passing score on the MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM exams
- Provide a copy of a valid government issued picture ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID
- Provide a passport photo
- Submit fingerprints for processing (including a fingerprinting fee of $12.50 to Fieldprint and $47.25 to the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
- Provide a copy of your current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate
- Pass a state jurisprudence examination
- Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course including:
1. 200 hours of anatomy & physiology, pathology and kinesiology; and
2. 300 hours of massage theory and practical application, clinical practice, business development, communication, ethics, and sanitation.
After you complete a 500-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a massage therapist. You must mail in the application to the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, along with a check or credit card payment of $200 ($50 application fee plus $150 practical examination fee). The form can be found here.
In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.
After application approval, a prospective massage therapist must also pass a 50 minute practical exam performed by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. More information on the state practical exam can be found here.
Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 25 hours of continuing education every two years. Also, licensed massage therapists must provide proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the time of renewal. Failure to complete these hours or maintain CPR certification may result in a refusal to renew your massage therapist license by the board.
Oregon Massage Therapist Salary
This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Oregon click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Oregon.