Provider Registration and Renewal

Course providers must register with and receive department approval before offering a course.

Apply for a New Registration

To apply for a course provider registration, submit a completed Course Provider Registration Form (PDF) along with the $200 application fee.

Registrations are valid for a period of one year from the date of issue.


Renew a Registration

To renew your course provider registration, submit a completed Course Provider Renewal Form (PDF) along with the $200 renewal fee.

Registrations are valid for a period of one year from the date of issue. You may begin the renewal process 60 days prior to expiration. It is your responsibility to renew your registration before it expires. Late renewals may incur additional fees and experience delays in processing time.

Late Renewals

A provider whose registration has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the registration by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to 1-1/2 times the normally required renewal fee.

A provider whose registration has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may renew the registration by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.

On approval by the executive director (see Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal Form - PDF), a provider whose registration has been expired for at least 18 months but less than three years may renew the registration by paying to the department a renewal fee equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.

The department will conduct a criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, on all persons who apply for or renew a massage license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.

Individuals may request TDLR review their criminal background before actually applying for a license. TDLR uses the same process for this pre-application evaluation as the process described below. See the Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.


Course Requirements

Please see the curriculum requirements page for information on providing coursework to students.


Reporting Requirements

A course provider must submit a monthly report to the department containing the following information:

  • Total number of course completion certificates issued
  • Names and counties-of-residence for all participants
  • Locations of the courts and counties where the offenses occurred
  • Dates of all course completions

Records and Audits

Course providers must retain student records for a period of 2 years after course completion.

TDLR representatives may conduct an audit of any approved course. Audits may be conducted without prior notice, and department representatives may enroll in a course without identifying their affiliation with the department.

Upon request, you must provide course records and other information to the department within 10 business days from the date of request.


Change of Address and Information

A course provider must notify the department in writing within 30 calendar days of any change in the course provider’s address, telephone number, e-mail address, or course website address.