Minnesota Massage Therapy Schools & Licence Requirements

Found in the Midwestern part of the United States, Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

Being one of the most populous states, Minnesota has a lot of potential for becoming a massage therapist and targeting many clients and potential clients.

In this article we will simply cover the basics and what might be expected of you if you were to become certified under a nationally recognized massage therapy organization.

Scroll straight to the bottom to see a list of the top massage therapy schools in Minnesota.

Brief Summary of the Main Highlights

Currently, the state of Minnesota does not have a statewide Board that governs and oversees the licensing process for becoming a massage therapist. However, if you would still like to open a massage business in Minnesota, then feel free to contact a city or county clerk to learn more about the requirements for opening a business. In this article, you will briefly be introduced to some of the information that is leading Minnesota to creating a more regulated massage therapy licensing program.

Schooling Details and Requirements (Credit Hours)

In the state of Minnesota, there are no set schooling requirements; however, the city or county for which you practice in may require you to obtain a passing score from one of the following nationally recognized examinations:

Licensure Qualifying Programs

Although the state of Minnesota does not currently have any set rules or regulations regarding education, it is advisable to take a course of study that would better equip you to work more efficiently and successfully as a massage therapist. The following is a list of the many schools in the state that offer a massage program:

Riverland Community College
2200 Riverland Drive
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-379-3300
Email: Kristin.Graff@riverland.edu

Riverland Community College
1900 Eighth Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-433-0600
Email: Kristin.Graff@riverland.edu

Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 800-942-8324

Minnesota School of Business
3680 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 877-225-8201

National American University
7801 Metro Parkway #200
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-356-3600
Email: moaadmissions@national.edu

Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-888-4777

Minnesota School of Business
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone: 800-231-9154

National American University
6120 Earle Brown Drive #100
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone: 763-852-7500
Email: bcadmissions@national.edu

Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 800-432-2884

Everest Institute
1000 Blue Gentian Road #250
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-688-2145

Northland Community & Technical College
2022 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Phone: 218-793-2800

The Meta Institute
4600 W. 77th Street #230
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 952-831-6382
Email: meta@metainstitute.com

Green River Dance for Global Somatics
10700 Lindo Trail
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Phone: 651-257-8697
Email: dance@globalsomatics.com

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School
1313 5th Street SE #336
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-617-9090
Email: Admissions@CenterPointMN.com

Minnesota School of Business
2777 34th St. South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 877-373-7855

Riverland Community College
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-455-5880
Email: Kristin.Graff@riverland.edu

Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1314 North Hiawatha
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 800-658-2330

Minnesota School of Business
1455 County Road 101 North
Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 866-476-2121

Minnesota State College
308 Pioneer Road
Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone: 651-385-6300

Center for Massage Therapy
1544 Greenview Drive SW #150
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-282-1919

Minnesota School of Business
2521 Pennington Sr. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 888-662-8772

National American University
1550 West Hwy 36
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-855-6300

Minnesota School of Business
1200 Shakopee Town Square
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 866-776-1200

St. Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-846-1600

Northland Community & Technical College
1101 Hwy One Easy
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-683-8800

Minnesota State Community College
405 Colfax Avenue SW
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 800-247-2007

Minnesota State College
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-453-2700

Globe University
8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-730-5100

Licensing/Certification Requirements

As it stands, the state of Minnesota does not have any licensing or certification requirements for you as an aspiring massage therapist. The Minnesota legislature is working on Statute 146A for there to be a governmental influence on the licensing of massage therapists. This process could take months, and even years before a board or agency is created to formulate rules and regulations for becoming licensed. To find out more information about the legislature and the current standing on the Statute, please visit http://www.leg.state.mn.us/

Key Agencies/Boards involved and their contact information

Minnesota currently does not have an agency or board that oversees the licensing and requirements for becoming a Massage Therapist.

Requirements to Start a Massage Business in Minnesota (Massage Establishment)

For now, there are no requirements for starting a massage business in the state of Minnesota. However, each particular city or county may have requirements that you will need to abide by. Be sure to check with the office nearest to you to find out more information regarding a massage business in Minnesota.

Massage License Renewal Process

Because there are no rules or requirements for obtaining a massage therapy license, a renewal of your massage license is not required. However, it is always a good idea to further your education and have continuing education credits. This will help protect you, inform you and offer the best service to all of your clients.

Massage License Reciprocity

In terms of reciprocity, it is not required that you apply for reciprocity in the state of Minnesota. However, be sure to check with each city or county to ensure that you are not required to submit any forms or documentation before beginning your practice.

Note: Specific personnel information, office addresses, fees, payments etc. may change over time. Although we do our best to keep this site up to date, please ensure you contact the state board to obtain the most recent information at the time of your application.

Here is a list of the top massage therapy schools near you. We have an arrangement with all of them that allow you to request information for FREE. Please do so and take that first step toward a better future.

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Neal Lyons is a founding member and volunteer contributor at the MTSI Institute, an information based portal dedicated to guiding and assisting aspiring massage therapists establish a successful career in massage. Neal is a published author and has collaborated on several mobile applications that serve the massage profession. You can view his published work on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Kobo. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and on Google+

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