Board of Massage Therapists



TO RENEW YOUR ALASKA MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:


STEP #1:

This should be done ASAP: Send your fingerprint card into the Division along with the $60.00 processing fee.


STEP #2:

Did you get your license ON OR BEFORE September 30, 2016? You are required to have completed 6 continuing education credits (please do not send them in unless requested to do so via written notice by the Division).

Did you get your license ON OR AFTER October 1, 2016? You are not required to have completed any CE’s at this renewal.


STEP #3:

You will get a post card in the mail soon after July 1, 2017 letting you know that you can go onto the Boards website and renew your license.

You will be able to pay your fee’s at that time (on line with your credit card):

  • $290 (If you got your license ON OR BEFORE September 30, 2016)

OR

  • $145 (If you got your license ON OR AFTER October 1, 2016)

PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN THESE FEES YET, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT THEM UNTIL AFTER JULY 1, 2017

PLEASE ASK YOURSELF:

  • Do I have a current CPR card? This is required to renew your license.
  • Did I move and not update my address with the Division? Please use Form 08-4291 to update your address.
  • Do I have the correct amount of CE’s completed? 6 are required at this renewal for those who got their license on or before September 30, 2016.
  • Did I remember to send in the $60.00 fee with my completed fingerprint card? DPS can take up to 2 months to complete background checks.


Code of Ethics

Alaska Board of Massage Therapists Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice


Frequently Asked Questions


1.   Who is required to have a Massage Therapy License?

All professionals practicing in the State of Alaska as of July 1, 2015 are required to have a massage therapy license in order to practice.

2.   How can I apply?

Please visit the applications and forms section of our website. Applicants that have been practicing massage therapy between the years of 2010 and 2015 can apply for licensure under the "PRACTICING" application and are not required to take exams and provide transcripts. Applicants that do not qualify to apply under that application must apply by "Credentials" (if licensed in another jurisdiction) or by "Examination" on the "NEW" application. The application includes detailed instructions. Please carefully read them to prevent delays.

3.   How long does it take to get my license?

The standard processing time of documents received is 10-15 business days (2-3 weeks), though this timeframe depends on the workload of the examiner. Typically, applications take a total of one to two (1-2) months from start to finish (license issued/denied). During renewals, expect additional time needed for processing.

4.   Once I get my license, what do I need to know?

A letter will be provided with your license explaining in detail what is required of you. A license must be renewed before it expires. All current licenses must be renewed by September 30, 2017. Continuing education is a requirement of renewal (12 AAC 79.210). You are required to update this office with any address changes experienced.

5.   How does renewal work?

The division will send written notification to you at least 30 days in advance of the renewal deadline. It is your responsibility to provide all requested/necessary information and fees in order to renew your license. Please be advised: fingerprinting is a requirement of license renewal. These typically take several months to process; it is advised to submit fingerprint cards well in advance of the deadline, along with the $60.00 processing fee.

6.   What are the continuing education requirements?

(12 AAAC 79.210) Applicants licensed between 2015 and 2017 are required to obtain at least 6 continuing education credits. All of these may be met through Internet-based, approved courses.

Approved courses are:

  1. A board-approved massage therapy school.
  2. A regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education (course must be directly related to the skills and knowledge required for the practice of massage therapy).
  3. Local, state or national professional organzation that serves the massage therapy profession including:
    1. ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals)
    2. AMTA(American Massage Therapy Association)
    3. FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards)
    4. NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)


License Applications and Forms


Fingerprint Information


Miscellaneous Forms


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Contact Information

Examiner: Dawn Hannasch
Phone: (907) 465-3811
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: dawn.hannasch@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806