2012 Arkansas Code
Title 17 - Professions, Occupations, and Businesses
Subtitle 3 - Medical Professions
Chapter 86 - Massage Therapists
Subchapter 3 - -- Registration
§ 17-86-303 - Massage therapist.


AR Code § 17-86-303 (2012) What's This?

(a) In order to be licensed as a massage therapist, the person seeking licensure shall:

(1) Furnish to the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy satisfactory proof that he or she is eighteen (18) years of age or older and of good moral character;

(2) Make oath that he or she has not been convicted of or found guilty of or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any offense that would constitute a felony or constitute the offense of prostitution, either in this state or the United States, and submit a signed authorization to investigate and have information released to the board;

(3) Present a high school diploma, graduate equivalency diploma, or college transcript and credentials issued by a board-accepted massage therapy school or a like institution with no fewer than five hundred (500) in-classroom hours of instruction;

(4) Furnish to the board satisfactory proof of passing an examination recognized and approved by the board;

(5) Present a negative test for tuberculosis. The tuberculosis test must be current at the time of licensure; and

(6) Pay the specified fees, which shall accompany a completed notarized application to the board.

(b) Fees are as follows:

(1) Application fee ......................$75.00

(2) Original license fee ......................80.00

(3) Biennial renewal ......................80.00

(4) Examination fee or reexamination fee ......................25.00

(5) Duplicate license fee ......................10.00

(6) Pocket card fee not to exceed ten dollars ......................10.00

(c) A person shall not practice massage therapy until his or her official license has been received from the board.

(d) A person who attempts to procure or does procure a license in violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties provided for in ยง 17-86-103.

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