Transferring Your Massage Therapist License from Another State

If you have a massage therapist license from another state or territory, you may be eligible for a Texas license if your state has education and examination requirements substantially equivalent to Texas license requirements. Your work experience in certain states may also be credited toward the substantially equivalent requirement.

Note: If you are a Texas licensee moving to another state, please check with that state's licensing agency concerning your Texas license. The information on this page does not reflect whether other states recognize Texas licenses.


States and Territories with Requirements Substantially Equivalent to Texas

Texas Massage Therapist License: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware (500-hour program), District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

If you obtained your massage therapist license in one of these states, go here to apply for your Texas license.


States and Territories Requiring Six Months of Licensure for Texas License Eligibility

Texas Massage Therapist License: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware (300-hour program) Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

If you obtained your massage therapist license in one of these states, go here to apply for your Texas license.

Your six months of licensure will be confirmed by the letter of certification required from the state in which you are currently licensed (see #10 in the application instructions).


Unregulated States

Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Vermont and Wyoming.

If you obtained your massage license in one of these states, your application and credentials will be reviewed on an individual basis.


International Course Credit Evaluation

We accept foreign transcripts only if they have been translated into English and evaluated for U.S. equivalency. Contact your local university or community college for a list of reputable foreign transcript evaluators. You will submit the original, the translation, and the evaluation to us when you apply.