TX Licensing Information

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Texas Licensing Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is responsible for licensing massage therapists throughout the state. It currently charges a license application fee and a Bi-Annual renewal fee , i.e., the renewal cycle is now every other year instead of each year. There is a charge for the state licensing written examination, which can be taken locally. The state licensing practical examination is held in Austin.

There is a written exam, which are a mixture of true/false, multiple choice and matching questions. In addition, there's a practical exam in which you'll demonstrate your massage techniques. Relax, your Basic Program training at TMI assures that you'll be well prepared for both parts of the examination by the time you graduate. TMI graduates typically exceed the state average of 80% by 7-10 points, so if you apply yourself in your studies, you should pass with flying colors!

The DSHS requires that you take qualifying continuing education training during the two-year renewal cycle to maintain your license. TMI provides a diverse selection of CE Courses and Advanced CE Workshops of varying duration that not only enable you to meet your continuing education needs but which also increase your skills, knowledge and marketability.

Texas Department of State Health Services
Addresses Phone Numbers
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3199 Main: (512) 458-7111
Email: massage@tdh.state.tx.us Professional Licensing and Certification Division:
(512) 834-6616

More comprehensive information is available at the DSHS Web site:

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