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Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
OBMT
The Oregon Board of Massage Therapists regulates and monitors the practice of massage therapy in Oregon. Its role is to balance public safety and the needs of Licensed Massage Therapists by developing, implementing, and maintaining the standards of professional conduct and practice.


Have questions? Please view our  Frequently Asked Questions 
Information Information
 
Electronic fingerprinting:
 
Effective October 1, 2015, the Board will only accept electronic fingerprints from Fieldprint.  Please use the link below for Fieldprint electronic fingerprint scheduling.   Fieldprint electronic fingerprint scheduling
 
Online License Renewal
 
In order to avoid late fees your renewal must be completed by the first day of the month that it expires. If your license expires in December, January or February you can renew your license online and pay via Visa/MasterCard or Electronic Check. Click on the link below: Click Here to Renew Online
 
Discontinuation of the Practical Examination:
 
At the November 9, 2015 Board meeting the Board Voted to Discontinue requiring the Practical Examination for Licensure Effective January 1, 2016. Click Here for the New Application for Licensure effective January 1, 2016.  You may submit this application prior to January 1.
 
Online Jurisprudence Exam
You are now able to take the Jurisprudence Exam online. To access this link, you will need a user name and password which will be sent to you by the exam coordinator via email.  Please note that you have more than one opportunity to take the exam.  online jurisprudence exam
Facility Permit Verification:
 
On July 1, 2014 the Board began requiring certain Massage Facilities to obtain Facility Permits.  If you need to search to verify that a facility has a permit, please use the following link. https://hrlb.oregon.gov/OBMT/Permit
 

 

 

  
 

 

**New Continuing Education Rules Effective July 1, 2016**
  
Beginning July 1, 2016, to renew an active license you will need the following:
25 Continuing Education Hours. Of the 25 hours, 15 continuing
education Hours must be Contact Hours (actual hours in class
under the instruction and in the physical presence of an Instructor
or an interactive distance learning course) 4 Contact Hours must be
in Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication. Please click
 
 
New License Renewal Fee
 
Beginning January 1, 2016, the cost for a two year active license renewal will increase from $150.00 to $155.00. The reason for this increase is due to new legislation that requires the Board to pay $5.00 per licensee to the Oregon Health Authority for the maintenance and analysis of licensee demographics.  
 
New location and address for the Board: 
 
The Board has moved to a new location.  The Board’s new address is:
 
Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (OBMT) 
728 Hawthorne Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301 
 
Please send all correspondence for the Board to this address. 
 
Holiday Closures 
 
Holidays for 2016 will be observed on the following dates:
 
Friday, January 1, 2016 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 15, 2016 - President's Day
Monday, May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 2016 - Independence Day
Monday, September 5, 2016 - Labor Day
Friday, November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016 - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 26, 2016 - Christmas Day
 
The OBMT will be closed on these days, and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on the following work day.
 
Board Strategic Planning Discussion:
The Oregon Board of Massage Therapists gathered for a longer annual planning meeting in Hood River, Oregon on May 30, 2015. Desired outcomes for the meeting included:
 
·         Reaffirm vision and plan for the future
·         Enhance progress on 2013 strategic plan
·         Make decisions on identified issues currently under exploration
 
The link below is the final report outlining this Strategic Planning Discussion & Facilitator Recommendations from the May 30, 2015 Board Meeting:  Link to Strategic Plan