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 License renewal season is January 1st, to March 31st of each year. Licenses can be renewed online or mailed to the LBMT office. With the exception of first-year professional licensees, a minimum of 12 hours of LBMT approved continuing education units must be completed and submitted with the renewal application. To renew online go to, “Massage Therapists”, “Renew a Professional License”. 

Renewals & Continuing Education (C.E.U’s): It is the Licensees responsibility to only take Louisiana State Approved continuing education as shown on the LABMT website and that certificates submitted have the required approved LCEU# on the certificate. The board is not responsible for CEU’s not registered by the provider nor will the Board office accept any CEU’s that are not approved. Each license expires March 31st each year regardless of when the initial registration was completed.  

a.    Continuing Education for 2023 renewals must be taken 04/01/2022 - 03/31/2023: 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. All Certificates must have the approved LCEU# on the certificate to be processed.

b.   First-Year Professional Licensees: First year applicants are not required to take CEU’s their first year. When renewing, 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 document you created

c.   Extensions & Waivers: It is the Board’s stance that based on the law, that NO EXTENSIONS or WAIVERS be given in regards to renewals. Each Licensed Massage Therapist has 3 months to renew their professional license between January 1st and March 31st, this is ample time to renew your license. 

 Carry Over CEU hours: Any CEU’s beyond the required 12 taken on or after April 1st, 2022 can be carried over for ONE Renewal cycle. For example, if 24 CEU’s were taken between April 1st, 2022 and March 31st, 2023, 12 of those CEU’s would carry over to the next renewal cycle. It is the therapist’s responsibility to upload the carry over CEU’s upon renewal for both renewals. 

Notifications/Status updates: During the renewal process email notifications will be sent that include: 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 there were issues with your renewal. In most cases this means not all certificates were uploaded or the CEU’s taken were not approved by the board and will need to be retaken. For this reason, it is advised that licensees submit their renewals early.   

Responsibility of each licensee: It is the sole responsibility of the licensee to verify each status of the renewal process and that each CEU is approved by the board office. If you do not receive the initial email indicating your renewal was “received” first check your junk/spam folder then email to confirm receipt. Any denied renewal submitted that is not corrected by March 31st will be considered late and will accrue a late fee.

Online Submissions: All certificates are to be scanned and uploaded. Photographs submitted by phone may be too large or processing and will not submit correctly. It is recommended that certificates be scanned from a computer as the website is not compatible with some IOS systems. If you have more CEs than you are able to attach to the renewal application, please attach all that you can and send an email to with all of your CEs attached.  Include your license number and name in the email.


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. The information above is a courtesy reminder. Each licensee is responsibility for understanding all Laws, Rules, Practice Act etc. that govern the profession.