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Renew Your Professional License

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Photographs of certificates may be too large for processing. Please scan and upload certificates in PDF or JPG format. HEIC format cannot be opened by our system. (Word format for 1st year licensure notice is okay) 

It is recommended that a laptop or tablet be used to process your renewal. The website is not compatible with some IOS systems. If you have more certificates than you are able to upload to the website, you can email the certificates to Please include your name in the email and do not insert certificates into the email. Upload as attachments only.

To avoid duplicate charges - Please do not hit the “Submit” button multiple times.

     1. Processing Time

Renewals can be completed online or via paper form mailed to the office Click Here for Paper FormFor faster processing it is recommended that licenses are renewed online. All renewals will be processed in the order in which received. Any renewal receive the last week of renewal season may take up to 5 (five) days to process. It is advised that licensees submit their renewal no later than five days prior to March 31st. This will allow ample time for corrections if the application is denied. 

Renewals, Continuing Education & Working Establishments: 

2.       All licenses expire March 31st each year regardless of when the initial registration was completed.

 a.       First year applicants are not required to take CEU’s their first year. When renewing your first year of licensure, upload a typed or hand written paper that states “First year of licensure – No CEU’s required”

 b.       To avoid a renewal being returned, only take LBMT approved CEU courses as shown on the LABMT website (Click Here) and that the certificates submitted have the required approved LCEU# on the certificate. If the provider did not put the LCEU# on the certificate you may contact the provider, or find the number on the website, and write the number on the certificate. Please do not assume your CEU is approved unless verified on the LBMT website. This includes continuing education taken through associations such as the AMTA, ABMP or FSMTB. Each course must be registered with the Board by the provider, approved and assigned a provider number and LCEU#.  For more information on this process please visit the Notes/Reminder page. (Click Here)

 c.       CEU Transcripts will not be accepted. (Example, transcripts from national associations showing all courses taken) Each certificate of completion must be uploaded.

 d.      Extensions & Waivers - Based on the law, no extensions or waivers can be given in regards to renewals regardless of the circumstances. Each Licensed Massage Therapist has 3 months to renew their professional license between January 1st and March 31st . 

 e.    Carry Over CEU hours - Any excess CEU’s beyond the required 12 taken the prior renewal year, can be carried over for ONE renewal cycle after the licensee has satisfied the license renewal requirements for that year. For example; If you took a course that was submitted last year for 24 CEU's, 12 of those CEUs will carry over to the next renewal cycle only. The excess of CEU's only apply to the course submitted the prior renewal season on record. It is the responsibility of the licensee to re-submit the certificate from the previous year for the current renewal season for verification.

 f.        Establishments & Solo Practitioner Registrations - As stated in the law, no massage therapist shall work at an establishment that is not licensed by the Board. Establishment Licenses and Solo Practitioner Registration number(s) are required for renewals and cross matched. It is the therapists responsibility to ensure that you are working at a licensed Establishment or registered as a Solo Practitioner. Therapist who work from their home or offer Mobile Massage are NOT required to register as a Solo Practitioner. Please review the FAQ page under Massage Establishments. (Click Here). Establishment Licenses and Solo Practitioner Registrations are renewed each year and also expire March 31st. Massage establishments shall NOT include working in a physician’s office, physical therapy facility, chiropractic office or higher education sports facility.  Renewals that include unlicensed establishments will be returned.

3.       Notifications/Status updates -During the renewal process email notifications will be sent to the email address on file with status updates. Please make sure your email address is current in your profile. 

Received: Indicates that your application was received only. This email does not mean your application was approved. Approved: Indicates that your license was successfully renewed and available to print from your dashboard. Denied: Indicates that your renewal was returned and payment refunded or voided. In most cases this means not all certificates were uploaded, the CEU’s taken were not approved or the establishment listed is not licensed. 

It is the responsibility of the licensee to verify each status of the renewal process. If you do not receive the initial email indicating your renewal was “received” within 24 hours, first check your junk/spam folder then email to confirm receipt. Any denied renewal submitted that is not resubmitted correctly by March 31st will require a $100.00 late fee. Please submit your renewal at least 5 days prior to the deadline of March 31st.

 By agreeing to renew your license, you verify that you have read the above and understand that any incorrect and or incomplete renewal will be returned along with the renewal fee. If your renewal is returned, and not resubmitted correctly by March 31st a late fee of 100.00 will be required. Any applications submitted after March 31st will include the 100.00 late fee. 

 Renew Your License Online By Clicking here.  


The information above is a courtesy to assist with the renewal process but does not replace the responsibility of each licensees to read and understanding all Laws, Rules, Practice Act etc. that govern the profession. 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.