Running a Massage School in Vermont

Running a Massage School in Vermont, the practice of massage therapy is currently not regulated.

In addition, Vermont does not have regulations for registration of private post-secondary career schools.

Therefore, if you want to start a massage school in Vermont, there are no hard and fast regulations you will have to meet.

In order to provide your students with some measure of your competence, you may choose to register your school with the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBMTB).

National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBMTB)

The NCBMTB will provide a school code to massage therapy schools that meet its minimum requirements for massage schools.

This includes a 500-hour or more curriculum with at least 125 hours of anatomy, physiology, and also, kinesiology.

Furthermore, 200 hours of in-class, supervised instruction in assessment, theory, and application; 40 hours of pathology.

And also, 10 hours of business and ethics (at least 6 must be in ethics; and 125 hours in related subjects that will complete your massage therapy education.

Assuming you are a new school and have not become accredited, you will be required to provide information in addition to the application.

This includes proof of your business license, proof of school ownership, a list of your instructors with their resumes and qualifications, a copy of the credentials for the licensed massage therapists working at your school, your school’s attendance policy, your school’s course description and catalog, your syllabus outline for each course, a copy a sample transcript, and a breakdown of your instruction hours.

NCBMTB school codes are needed for your graduates to be able to obtain certification from NCBMTB.

There is no cost to the school for obtaining a code.

You will have to renew your school’s code every 2-5 years.


If you want to open a private massage therapy school in Running a Massage School in Vermont, you will have minimal requirements for registration with any state entity.

You will have to meet any local business ordinances, and you may choose to register with NCBMTB.


NCBTMB School Information

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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