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Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy, established by legislation in May 2005, is comprised of five members appointed by the Governor in July 2006 upon funding appropriation. Massage is therapeutic and regulations are necessary to protect the public from unqualified practitioners. It is in the interest of the public to set standards of qualifications, education, training, and experience for those who seek to practice massage therapy; to promote high standards of professional performance for those licensed to practice massage therapy; and to protect the public from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to practice massage therapy. The board is assigned to the Secretary of State’s office for administrative purposes and is under the jurisdiction of the division director and operates in accordance with and pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 43-1, as applicable.
The Board reviews applications, complaints, correspondence and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia. Meeting dates, time and location are posted on this website.
Due to errors that were identified within the language of the initial notification and posting of the rules hearing regarding Board Rule 345-4-.02, the hearing has been postponed will not take place during the October 31, 2014 meeting of the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy.
Once available, the proposed amendments to be considered will be re-posted and distributed to the interested parties listing along with information relevant to the public comment period and new hearing date.
If you did not submit a complete and timely renewal application prior to October 31, 2014, your license has EXPIRED, your license will enter a LAPSED-LATE RENEWAL STATUS and YOU MAY NO LONGER PRACTICE MASSAGE THERAPY in Georgia.
BUT WAIT! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW! GO ONLINE AND RENEW BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2014! Please note that the renewal fee will include a penalty surcharge for late renewal. Simply complete the renewal application and submit it along with the renewal fee, a secure and verifiable document, a notarized affidavit of citizenship as well as any other supporting documentation that may be required.
If you fail to submit your complete renewal application, to include supporting documentation, prior to November 30, 2014, your license will be revoked by operation of law and enter a Lapsed status. Should the application and supporting documents not be submitted by the date indicated, any renewal fees that have been submitted will be forfeited, the license will lapse and will no longer be eligible for renewal. Applicants will then be required to submit a reinstatement application and fee in order to be considered for licensure in this state.