Massage Therapist Training in North Carolina

The licensing requirements for North Carolina are determined by the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy.

The main requirement that will take the longest to complete is completing your education.  You need to have 500 hours at an accredited school in the state.

You must also successfully complete a national exam like the NCETM, NCETMB, or the MBLEx.

Over the 2 year period that your license is valid for you must pay the fee shown below and complete 25 continuing education units.


  • NCETM/ NCETMB: $225.00
  • MBLEx: $195.00
  • License: $150.00
  • License Application: $20.00
  • License renewal: $100.00