Tennessee Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Tennessee massage therapy CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

4 Mandatory Hours
20 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Tennessee Massage license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Tennessee Dept of Health Massage Board. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Massage licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Tennessee Massage: Massage Therapist (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 20
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2023

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Mandatory subjects:
  • 2 hours of Federal and Tennessee Statutes and Rules concerning massage therapist and establishments 
  • 2 hours pertaining to the management of practicing massage therapy, or to professional ethics, or to substance abuse. 
New licensees are no longer exempt during the first year of licensure. 

New Licensee Pro-Ration Chart – Persons who become licensed will have their required continuing education hours pro-rated over the remaining months of the two (2) year cycle in which they become licensed according to chart which can be found here: 

Online Limitations

Only 8 hours may be completed by homestudy or online.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Dept of Health Massage Board
Phone: 6152532111
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, 37243

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.