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This office will be closed, Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

Reminders / Notes 

 The end of renewal season (January 1st - March 31st) is fast approaching!  Please apply early to receive your license by April 1st in order to work and be in compliance with the law.  Remember to verify the correct information as stated in the Rules is on the continuing education certificate to avoid application denial.  The information is as follows:

1 - Provider's Name and Number

2 - Title of the program

3 - Instructor's Name

4 - Program Number assigned by the LA Board

5 - Date the Program was taken

6 - Number of CE hours

7 - Licensee's name and license number

If this information is not on the certificate of completion, contact the Provider to receive a corrected certificate.

***If an application is denied and not resubmitted by March 31, 2017, a late fee will be charged.***

If you have questions, contact the office at 225/756-3488 or admin@labmt.org.  The office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

The number one question for online renewals seems to be - "THE SYSTEM IS TELLING ME I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CE'S.  WHAT DO I DO?" - Please read the "Yellow" box on the application above the CE information. You must upload your CE Certificate in order for your application to go through.


Notes:  All applications (renewal and new) must be dated within 30 days of LBMT Office receipt.  Applications dated prior to 30 days of receipt will be returned to the applicant unprocessed.

When submitting online applications, an email confirmation will be received at the email address listed on your account.  If you do not receive an email, the application was not received for processing.  Please contact the office if you have questions.

The expiration date for all Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy licenses is March each year.

First-Year professional licensees - When renewing online, you must attach a document stating "First year of licensure - no CEs required" in the area where CEs are required on the application. The document may be a "Word" doc you created.

Continuing Education for 2017 renewal must be taken 04/01/2016 - 03/31/2017.  If you have questions, please contact the office. Please verify your CE Certificate contains all information as specified in LAC, Title 46, Part XLIV, Chapter 37, 3703 (C) (2) to avoid application denial. 

You may find the above information in La. R.S. 37:3551,et seq., Chapter 57 and LAC, Title 46, Part XLIV ("Louisiana Law" tab, Practice Act/Rules and Standards). Please review all information in the Practice Act and Rules. It is important for all Massage Therapists and Establishments to be aware of all laws that govern the profession.

LBMT takes its role of public protection seriously; but, can only act within its authority as a regulatory board.  If you feel an establishment or a therapist is violating the LMT Practice Act you may file a complaint on our website or with the local authorities.  We as a board will not file a complaint with the local law enforcement; but, encourage you to do so if you desire criminal prosecution.

"Legislative bills filed to amend Louisiana Massage Therapists and Establishments Act"

One of the goals of the Board is to keep licensees and the general public apprised on matters that might affect those individuals or businesses that are engaged in the practice of Massage Therapy. Please click on the "Louisiana Law" tab to view the final version (Act No. 645) of the bills submitted in the 2016 Legislative Session.