Massage Therapist Training South Carolina

Massage Therapist Requirements in South Carolina

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

  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the or MBLEx or NCE exams
  • Supply a copy of a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Provide a copy of a state issued driver’s license, state issued ID, or passport
  • Provide a copy of social security card
  • 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 mail in the application to the South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Therapy Panel, along with a check or money order for $150. 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 South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Therapy Panel.

    Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 12 hours of continuing education every two years. You should include a minimum of three hours of ethics training as part of the total. Failure to complete these hours may result in a refusal to renew your massage therapist license by the state.