Massage Therapist Training Rhode Island

Massage Therapist Requirements in Rhode Island

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

  • Be over eighteen (18) years old
  • Provide a passport photo
  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the NCETMB, or NCETM exams
  • Provide a notarized copy of a US birth certificate or, if born outside the United States, notarized proof of citizenship or lawful alien status
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Supply letters of reference of “Good Moral Character”
  • Provide a copy of your current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Provide a copy of your current First Aid certificate
  • Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 100 hours of anatomy & physiology; and

2. 300 hours of theory and practice of massage therapy

    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 Rhode Island Board of Massage Therapy, along with a check or money order for $65. 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 Rhode Island Board of Massage Therapy.

    Following licensure, massage therapists are not currently required to complete continuing education to renew their license.

    Rhode Island Massage Therapist Salary

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