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Bureau of Professional Licensure

Iowa Board of Massage Therapy

Licensure - Application Process & Form

Application Process

The rules below describe the application process for Massage Therapy.

The following form is for individuals applying for an Iowa license to practice Massage Therapy. Read the instructions on the application form carefully and review the checklist at the end to ensure all requirements for licensure are submitted. Items not submitted by the appropriate source may delay the licensure process.

School Curriculum

Application for approval of massage therapy education curriculum. In-state massage therapy schools may request curriculum approval or reapproval. Massage therapy schools seeking curriculum approval shall submit the application and fees in accordance with the requirements of subrule 132.2(3). The curriculum approval shall be valid for up to two years with reapplication for approval due June 30 of each even-numbered year. The biennial renewal cycle shall begin July 1 of an even-numbered year and end June 30 two years later.

Online Services

You may access the online services page by clicking

The new system will allow individuals to complete the following tasks:

· Apply for initial licensure

· Renew your license

· Reactivate your license

· Request a license verification

· Change your address

· Attach documents to your license

· File a complaint

· List of licensees

The professional boards within the Bureau of Professional Licensure require primary source verification of credentials prior to issuing a license in this state. The Bureau is responsible for maintaining all of the information on the website, including licensure information and public disciplinary action. The information provided on the website is the same information provided through verbal and mail verification, and is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. The Bureau believes this site is appropriate for verification information. Licensure information on the above website is updated instantly upon entering new information.