Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Indiana – Schools, Salary, and License Info

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Indiana

Indiana requires those who plan on becoming massage therapists to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma/GED.

There are also certain education requirements you can learn more about below.

Massage Therapist Criteria

You need 500 hours of class by an accredited facility.

The program must be approved by the State Workforce Innovation Council, or be provided by a higher-level facility.

Popular Programs

School Name Address
American College Massage School 100 South Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307
American College Massage School 131 East Franklin St. #10 Elkhart, IN 46516
Blue Heron Academy 2420 Viridian Drive #B South Bend, IN 46628
Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts 240 S. Rangeline Rd. #4 Carmel, IN 46032
Charter College of Health & Massage Therapy 714 East Winona Ave. Warsaw, IN 46580
Indiana Therapeutic Massage School 7780 Michigan Road #D Indianapolis, IN 46268
Ivy Tech Community College 3800 North Anthony Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Northern Lights Massage Group 3604 North Wheeling Ave. Muncie, IN 47304

Test Requirements

The certification exams in Indiana are:

  • Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)
  • National Board Certification Agency National Certification Examination (NBCA NCE)
  • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage

The MBLEx is the most common and requires a $195 fee and training confirmation.

The exam is a multiple-choice style.

The NBCA NCE exam offers a Level I Examination for students who finished 600 hours of training and is registered with the American Medical Massage Association.

You will also need to show transcripts to take this test.

Background Checking

You need to submit your fingerprints for a Livescan at Identogo by Morphotrust facilities.

If you are from another state, get an FBI FD-258 fingerprint card and have it processed by Identogo.

Before taking the exam, you need to become a member of Identogo.

Those with rape, sexual misconduct, or prostitution convictions are not allowed to take the exam.

Professional Liability Insurance

In Indiana, you need to have professional liability insurance, recorded as “additional insured”.

How to Apply

Get a form from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, legalize it and submit it along with an ID style photo.

You will also need a liability insurance copy and to pay a $100 fee.

If you worked in another state you need to send in a license verification.

Massage Therapists from other states or countries

If you hold a license in another state, this license will only be valid if the state’s standards match those in Indiana.

The International Education Research Foundation, Inc. will evaluate candidates who have a certification in other countries.

Other Info

Contact International Education Research Foundation, Inc. by email for additional info regarding licensing, as rules sometimes change.

You can also reach out to the Indiana Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association if you need info on industry updates.

Currently, the license must be renewed every 4 years.

Below you can also get an idea of the median salary for this career, in major cities around Indiana.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
Location Avg. Annual Salary
Indianapolis $50,019
Fort Wayne $47,768
Evansville $48,396
South Bend $47,865
Carmel $49,957
Fishers $47,312
Bloomington $47,165
Hammond $50,999
Gary $50,999
Lafayette $49,711

Regional Salary in Indiana

Region Employed Avg. Annual Salary Avg. Hourly Pay Top 10% Annual Salary Bottom 10% Annual Salary
Evansville, IN-KY60$60,250$28.96$87,390$35,980
Fort Wayne, IN120$53,660$25.8$72,800$36,980
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN540$54,260$26.09$81,570$35,670
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI40$56,360$27.1$79,910$38,480
Terre Haute, IN30$42,640$20.5$53,840$27,240
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Massage Therapists, OCC Code 31-9011, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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