Many of you have reached out regarding the requirements to renew your license this summer (9/30/2017). I hope that you will find this informative and helpful. Please read through this information carefully and let me know if you have any questions.
What do I have to send in to renew my license?
I will send out reminder post cards with more information once we get closer to the summer. Please feel free to check out the Board's website regularly for information.
Alaska Board of Massage Therapists Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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:
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Examiner: Dawn Hannasch
Phone: (907) 465-2525
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806