are the requirements to become a license massage therapist in
are the fees for licensing?
I get a duplicate of my license?
long does it take to get my license?
is the late fee enforced?
if I am already license in another state, what requirements must
I meet for WV licensure?
a health care professional, beautician, etc., can I count my
hours towards licensing?
regulations must I abide by?
I have to wait until I am licensed to practice massage therapy?
am a graduate of a school that no longer exists and cannot
locate anyone to verify my graduation, what can I do?
practiced in the state years ago and moved away, now I would
like to become licensed again.
records should I keep for my continuing education?
can I get my continuing education credits & how many credits
do I need?
know of someone who is practicing without a license, what should
Practicing without a license is illegal in West Virginia and the
Board must receive evidence in writing from respondents who
would like to report such cases. This can be done by writing a
letter and include a copy of a billboard, newspaper, or website
ad. The Board will pursue an investigation into the allegation.
Someone who actually received a massage from an unlicensed
person may also report the incident to the Board. WV code
states: §30-37-10. Prohibitions and penalties.
- After the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-eight, a person, corporation or association who is
not licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article may
not engage in the practice of massage therapy and may not
use the initials LMT, C.M.T., or the words “license
massage therapist”, “masseur”, or “masseuse”, or
any other words or titles which imply or represent that the
person, corporation, or association is engaging in the
practice of massage therapy, nor may a person, corporation,
or association employ any person, not duly license, who is
engaging in the practice of massage therapy or who is using
such words or titles to imply or represent that he or she is
engaging in the practice of massage therapy.
- Any person, corporation or association who violates the
provisions of subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not
less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand
dollars, or confined in jail not more than one year, or both
fined and imprisoned.
I need to stay nationally certified in order to renew my
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