Board of Therapeutic Massage Survey

The Board is interested in your opinion. If you are a currently a provisionally licensed massage therapist, licensed massage therapist, or licensed massage therapy business, please click on the link below and take a few moments to complete a brief survey. Your email address will not be recorded or stored. Thank you for your participation.

https://stateofmissouri.wufoo.com/forms/zxxgr2q0zoi6hv/


Notice: License Renewal

The postcard renewal notice for massage therapists and massage therapy businesses have been mailed and include information on how to renew the license online or request a paper renewal form. The renewal fee for a massage therapist is $100 and the massage therapy business license renewal fee is $75. There is an additional online processing fee that is paid directly to the vendor. The online renewal system will shut down at 11:59 p.m. January 31, 2019. Due to the potential volume of online renewals, licensees are encouraged to start the online renewal process no later than 11:45 p.m. January 31, 2019.

20 CSR 2197-1.030 (2) of the licensure rules require a licensee to inform the board, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the change. Please submit your request for a change of address in writing and signed by you. Your written request can be scanned as a PDF and emailed to massagether@pr.mo.gov, faxed to 573/751-0735 or sent regular mail. Thank you for your cooperation. Please include the massage therapist or business name, license number, former and current address. If you need a renewal form, please include that request in the email.

20 CSR 2197-2.050 (4) regarding the massage therapist license renewal states, "Failure of a licensee to receive the notice and application to renew his/her license shall not excuse him/her from the requirements of section 324.265, RSMo to renew that license." Similarly, 2197-5.040(3) of the Code of State Regulations concerning a business license renewal states, "Failure of a licensee to receive the notice and application to renew his/her license shall not excuse him/her from the requirements of section 324.250, RSMo to renew that license."

In 2019, the board will be conducting a random audit of continuing education (CE) compliance for the 2017-2019 biennial licensure cycle. Licensed massage therapists must complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education prior to the expiration date of the license. There are no specific categories of study required and continuing education does not require board approval. The continuing education can be obtained from seminars or self-study such as reading textbooks, scholarly journal articles, or publications related to massage therapy. The licensee is responsible for keeping track of the continuing education information to include CE provider, topic/subject, date, and hours.


Sensitive Information

When corresponding with the Board of Therapeutic Massage by e-mail and/or facsimile (fax), please refrain from including any sensitive personal identifying information such as Social Security Number or Date of Birth. The Board does not need you to include sensitive personal information, in order to respond to your email or fax.


NOTICE - Senate Bill 30

Effective January 1, 2009 state agencies must require a statement of no tax due from the Missouri Department of Revenue before issuing or renewing any state license required for conducting any business where goods are sold at retail. This requirement was enacted in Senate Bill 30 of the 94th General Assembly (2007), and was signed into law by the Governor on June 13, 2007.The statement of no tax due will verify that the retail business has filed and paid all of its sales and withholding tax obligations. If a business does not make retail sales, it is not required to present a statement of no tax due in order to issue or renew a license.

For more information, please visit the Department of Revenue website at http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/notaxdue/index.htm or contact:

Missouri Department of Revenue
Taxation Bureau
P.O. Box 3666
Jefferson City, MO 65105-3666
Fax: (573) 522-1265
Telephone: (573) 751-9268
E-mail: taxclearance@dor.mo.gov