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Massage Therapists - REQUIRED Licensing by 7/1/2015!

Thursday, June 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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This just out from the Alaska Board of Massage Therapists - clarification on required licensing dates for practicing massage therapists - 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSURE IN ALASKA?

When the Alaska State Legislature passed HB328 in the fall of 2014, it adopted requirements for licensing both new and practicing massage therapists in Alaska, including education and exam requirements.  The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015. 

IF YOU ARE WORKING AS A MASSAGE THERAPIST IN ALASKA, YOU MUST APPLY TO BE LICENSED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015. 

* Fees are currently under review.  Applicants will be contacted when fees are final, which is anticipated to be in mid-July.  Those who have not applied by that time will need to check the web site for fee information. 

Further questions about applying for licensure?

Visit the web site for more information and applications:  professionallicense.alaska.gov/boardofmassagetherapists

 

Susan Johnson, Licensing Examiner
susan.johnson@alaska.gov


Pretty straight forward folks.  If your massage therapists on staff want to practice in Alaska come 7/1/2015, they need to apply for a license.  The grandfathering period through 6/30/2017 applies to the waiver of the national exam and education requirements only.  It does not give practicing massage therapists a "grace period" for licensure.  

 

Here's the clarification shared with me this afternoon by Susan Johnson, Licensing Examiner.  http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/akcs.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Docs/MAS_Licensing_Requirements_F.pdf

 

 

Sheri Ryan
ACS Executive Administrator
sryan@akchiro.org 
907.903.1350


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