How To Get a Massage Therapist License in Nevada

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The Taylor Consulting Group, LLC has experienced Massage Licensing Specialists to assist you with your licensing needs. The process for getting a Massage Therapist License in the State of Nevada is the same throughout the State.  The two most important things needed are:

  • Have completed course of a minimum 500 hours of schooling.
  • Pass a written exam that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), or its successor.  This is also known as the National Exam, NCETMB, NCETM or the NESL.

If you are a new applicant who has never been licensed anywhere in the United States or in Nevada, a background check is required through the Nevada Department of Public Safety office.  This process can take four to six months, regardless if you are a new licensee or if you are transferring from another state.

If the results of your background check are favorable and your application is filled out completely, the Chairman of the Board of Massage will approve your application within four to six months from the date you submit your application.

Note:  Effective June 11, 2010, if you have received your schooling from Select Therapy Institute located at:  2209 San Gabriel Blvd., Suite C, Rosemead, CA  91770, your application can be denied by administrative staff of the Board.

Students or someone who has never been licensed anywhere in the United States or in Nevada will need the following:

  • Completed course of a minimum 500 hours of schooling.  (School transcripts need to be directly sent to the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists.)
  • Pass a written exam that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), or its successor.  This is also known as the National Exam, NCETMB, NCETM or the NESL.  (Include a copy of the certificate or the letter stating you passed the exam.)
  • Completed application.
  • Two completed fingerprint cards for a background check.
  • One passport quality and sized photo.  (must be in color and on photo paper)
  • A legible copy of a current state issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license), or alien resident card if applicable.
  • Appropriate fees in the form of a money order or cashier’s check.

Applicants that are licensed in another state or by a local jurisdiction that will be moving to Nevada will need the following:

  • A completed course of a minimum 500 hours of schooling.  (School transcripts need to be directly sent to the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists.
  • Pass a written exam that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), or its successor.  This is also known as the National Exam, NCETMB, NCETM or the NESL.  (Include a copy of the certificate or the letter stating successful passing of the exam.)
  • A completed application.
  • Have your licensing authority in the jurisdiction your license is under complete the Certified Statement from State Licensing Authority form in the application and directly mail that to the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists, or have them send a letter stating your status (i.e. “in good standing”, “no disciplinary actions are pending”).  If your licensing authority does not sign off on your license, then you will be required to submit 2 fingerprint cards.
  • One passport quality and sized photo.  (must be in color and on photo paper)
  • A legible copy of a current state issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license), or alien resident card if applicable.
  • A legible copy of a current Massage Therapists/Business License.
  • Appropriate fees in the form of a money order or cashier’s check.

When you hire the Taylor Consulting Group to assist you with obtaining your Massage Therapy License, you’ll get personal and professional help from start to finish. It is our goal to get our clients licensed as quickly as possible, so they can get to work making money and helping patients.