Approved Continuing Education Providers in Tennessee

If you need to take the TN Massage Law class twice, then you must take it from 2 different Approved Providers.

For a list of Tennessee Massage Board Approved Providers, Click Here.

For a list of NCBTMB Approved Providers in Tennessee, Click Here.


CE Deadline

Reminder: TN Licensed Massage Therapists must complete 25 hours of continuing education for this cycle by December 31, 2012.

TN MLB Meeting

The 2010 Rule changes are expected to go into effect on July 8, 2012.

The rule changes relating to Continuing Education will not go into effect until January 1, 2013.

Of 1180 Continuing Education audits in 2011, only 52% were in compliance.  The 48% failure rate is the lowest of the Boards.  Agreed Citations for 55 LMTs were ratified.

There five requests for Continuing Education waivers which were all denied.

A Representative from NCBTMB gave a presentation requesting that the TN MLB reconsider its decision not to use the NCB exams as licensing exams.

There was discussion regarding client referrals, and a possible policy on the matter, which will be continued at the next meeting.

There was discussion of a fee change for the Massage Establishment License which will be continued at the next meeting.

In response to a request the MLB decided that use of a PMR-1000 percussive massager requires a massage license.

In response to a request the MLB decided that the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu does not require a massage license.

The proposed FSMTB Continued Competence Model was announced.

New Licenses, Reinstatements, and Agreed Consent Orders were ratified.

A new TN Law class provider was approved.

At least 3 Board Members will attend the FSMTB annual meeting in September, 2012, in New Orleans.

The Board will send its legal counsel to a Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) Conference in San Francisco in September, 2012.

Massage Licensure Board Meeting

Tennessee Massage Licensure Board meeting today in Nashville.

2012 TMTA Spring Workshop

The 2012 TMTA Spring Workshop will be April 13-15 in Morristown, TN. The program will be Oncology Massage taught by Cheryl Chapman.   Go to  for more information.

LMTs Wanted

Steve Kaufman wants to hire massage therapists for his summer music camps.  Go to  for more information about the camp and for contact information.

Therapy Room for Rent

Therapy room for rent in West Knoxville’s Bearden area. Contact Kathaleen King at 865-898-1499.

Squat exercise – anatomy analysis

TN MLB update 2

Ten new CE courses approved.

Contract with Lighthouse Professional Services for the Professional Assistance Program  was extended for another year.

2013 TN MLB meeting dates
  – Feb. 4-5, 2013
  – May 6-7, 2013
  – August 5-6, 2013
  – November 4-5, 2013

TN MLB update 1

4511 Licensed Massage Therapists
1535 Massage Establishments
CE compliance rate: 52%
– lowest of TN health boards
Lapsed license fines: 5
CE citations: 74
– 20 @ $775
CE waiver requests: 6 of 9 denied