Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

Click here for information regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare Registration

Professional Activity During Covid19

Please read and follow the Governor’s directives and if you have any questions regarding whether professional activity constitutes an “essential business” or whether the activity falls within an exception to the directive, please contact your local health agency or the Governor’s office for further clarification. 

If you have questions following your review of the 2 orders and two directives linked below or believe your business should be categorized differently, or want further clarity, we recommend you call the Governor’s help line at 1-800-755-6672.

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2-2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 3-2020

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 providing measures to stay at   home and designating certain essential functions

Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing mandatory quarantine for certain travelers arriving in Montana from another state or country

Recent Changes and Extension for Continuing Education

The Montana Board of Massage Therapy recently adopted amendments for ARM 24.155.608 regarding licensure of out-of-state applicants, 24.155.901 regarding unprofessional conduct, and New Rules I records, and II standards of Practice.

The Board met on July 20, 2020 and motioned to extend the period for all licensees to obtain Continuing Education until December 31, 2020. The board also opted out of conducting an audit of licensee compliance with continuing education standards for the current reporting period in response to hardships created by COVID-19 public health concerns.

Please note your renewal period ends on August 31, 2020. All licensees must renew by that date to avoid any late renewal fees. The board did not extend the renewal period.

Please review the changes to ARM impacting your profession by reviewing rule notices within the Regulations menu item. 

 September 2019 Newsletter and Message from the Montana Board of Massage Therapy

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Massage Therapy.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Massage Therapy:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Massage Therapy:

Steve Gallus, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2370

DLIBSDLMT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Massage Therapy

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Massage Therapy

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

Board Members

A five member board was appointed by the Governor on July 22, 2009.  The legislation creating the board requires the board to have three professional members, a member who is a licensed health care provider, and a public member. The board is charged with issuing massage therapy licenses and defining terminology and qualifications of the massage therapy profession in Montana.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdlmt@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Office of the Governor’s link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.

Ms. Sonia Davis, Public Member
Ms. Patricia Ryan, Professional Member
Tamara Leach, Professional Member Chair
vacant, Health Care Provider
Ms. Anne Gergen, Professional Member, Vice Chair

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.
Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

License Verification Request

You can determine if a person is licensed in Montana by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.  Written requests are also welcome and the process to follow is outlined below.  

Individuals who are licensed in Montana and need a verification on the status of their license can use the official license verification form.   

There are THREE types of Licensure Verification Requests:

1). Licensees for any profession can be verified by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.
This website provides real-time connectivity to the Business Standards Licensing Database.  There is no charge for this service.

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2). An individual may request licensure information directly from the board or program email link. The email should include first and last name, address, city, state, license number and any other type of identifying information. There is no charge for this service.

A response should occur within 3 days of receipt.

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3). To request an official Montana license verification be sent to another state licensing board, jurisdiction or individual for license confirmation status in the State of Montana. The fee for this is $20.00 per verification requested.

Once the fee and official license verification form are received, the request will be processed and mailed within 5 days.

Renewal Process

  1. The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Massage Therapists is August 31 of each year.
  2. Licenses issued 60 days prior to August 31 of each year will be given a renewal date of the following August 31 (i.e. If license is issued July 15, 2016 the license will be given an expiration date of August 31, 2017, by which they need to renew.)
  3. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date. We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  4. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m. Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.

Licensed Massage Therapist

The following outlines general license information.

For specific information on filing an application by examination, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

If applying as currently licensed in another state that has been previously approved by the Montana Board of Massage Therapy please submit an out of state application and provide proof you have passed a board approved examination Out of State Application

Licensing Requirements & Application Submission

A. Application Fee: All fees are non-refundable $140.00

B. Education Requirements:
Please review Licensing Requirements & Application Submission

C. Renewal Period: July 1 through August 30th

D. Renewal Fee: Active $90.00  Late $180.00 Inactive $45.00

E. Other Special License Requirements:
Must show proof of passing a board approved examination

 

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to Massage Therapy are written and adopted by the Massage Therapy Board. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Massage Therapy continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State by emailing SOSARM@mt.gov A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT(published May 29, 2020)
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT(effective July 25, 2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-155-8

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.155.608 licensure of out-of-state applicants, 24.155.901 unprofessional conduct, and the adoption of New Rules I records, and II standards of practice
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION

Statutes


Title 2 Chapter 15 Part 17 - Board of Massage Therapy
Title 37 Chapter 33 - Massage Therapy

Complaints

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

Continuining Education Requirements extended to 12.31.2020

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