State Board Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST
Questions for State Board Licensing staff?
Email: [email protected]
Staff responds by email.
Address for U.S. Mail
Arizona Massage Board
1740 W. Adams St. Suite 3401
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(Board receives U.S. mail in 10-12 days
after State's 3-mail room processing)
Board email address is: [email protected]
Board website address is: https://massagetherapy.az.gov/
License fee payment is by credit card. The State does not accept cash or personal checks.
NEW STATE LICENSE
NOTE: Initial Arizona massage license applications require
12 weeks for processing, with FBI background check
State Board licensing must wait for Federal criminal clearance check, currently taking 12-13 weeks,
When submitting inked FD-258 Federal fingerprint card, complete all boxes for faster processing
A SUBMITTED INITIAL LICENSE FORM & PAID FEE REQUIRED BEFORE BOARD ACCEPTS APPLICANT MATERIALS
State License Renewal?
State law permits License Renewal within 60 days of expiration.
Current licenses cannot be renewed earlier
to avoid Arizona Legislature's new fingerprint law
Arizona requires completion of 24 Continuing Education hours before submitting a license renewal application, with certificate copies.
Nationally-certified CE coursework is completed during therapist's current licensing period.
Beginning January 1, 2023, per state law,12 CE hours may be taken online;
the other 12 required hours must be taken in-person.
NEED CE HOURS?
Next Board Meeting Monday, December 19, 2022,
9:00 a.m. MST
LMT's attending any State Board meeting (virtually), can receive 3 free CE hours that will be entered into your licensing record.
This CE credit is for license renewal only.
(The Board is not an NCBTMB-certified CE provider).
State Board meeting attendance credits can be taken once each licensing period. Remember: Certified CPR training receives 4 hours.
- NEW LAW AFFECTING ARIZONA THERAPISTS -
ARIZONA LEGISLATURE APPROVES NEW
FINGERPRINTING LAW FOR LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Governor signed HB 2438 on 6/7/22
Now: Arizona Chapter Law 281
Not needed for license submittals this year.
(Disregard section on application forms).
New law not enacted until 1.1.2023
NOTE: Arizona DPS is still waiting for Federal authorization to include LMT’s on their fingerprint form.
NEW DPS FORM IS STILL ON HOLD
JANUARY 1, 2023, ARIZONA THERAPISTS ARE REQUIRED TO POSSESS A LEVEL-ONE CLEARANCE CARD AND THEIR MASSAGE LICENSE.
THIS NEW ID WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ARIZONA INITIAL LICENSE & LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATIONS.
IN ARIZONA, NEXT YEAR, THESE INITIAL CLEARANCE CARDS, WILL BE ISSUED BY THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
(Non-IVP is the Level-One fingerprint card newly-required for all Arizona massage therapists. (IVP stands for Identity-Verified-Prints).
Non-IVP Level-One Fingerprint cards from DPS:
ON HOLD https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/fingerprint (link is external)
AT ALL TIMES, SUBMISSION OF INKED FD-258 FEDERAL FINGERPRINT CARD REQUIRED FOR INITIAL APPLICATIONS,
AND LICENSE APPLICATION REVIEWS
More Arizona fingerprinting information at: Live Scan
CONTACT 602-246-3444 or online at www.ArizonaLivescan.com