Massage Therapist Training in Louisiana

Louisiana is a very good state to practice massage therapy in and has very reasonable requirements to get licensed.

Firstly you need to get trained by going to an approved school and getting at the minimum 500 hours of in-class training.

Secondly, you must pass a national exam that Louisiana accepts.  You have the option of the NCE, NCBTMB exams, and the MBLEx.

Finally, you must also pass an oral exam which is held at the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy office.


Your license will expire ever year, so in order to keep it you must complete 12 hours of continuing education every year and pay a significant renewal fee.


  • NCETM/ NCETMB: $225.00
  • MBLex: $195.00
  • NCE: $275.00
  • License: $75.00
  • License renewal: $125.00