In Oklahoma, licenses, are managed by The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.
In order to apply for a license, you need to be 18 years old and have a high school diploma.
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You need to show proof of having passed an exam, an experience of 5 years, and 500 hours of training within an accredited school.
You should also bring proof of liability insurance, and detail your criminal record if you have any.
You need 500 hours of education in a school with an NCBTMB code.
The hours can be completed in different schools.
In addition to the NCBTMB, Oklahoma City also offers massage therapy licenses.
To get one, you need to enroll in a course that is either nationally accredited or recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you trained in a school that is not approved, you can only get a license through a portfolio review.
Massage therapy schools in Oklahoma are accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools or registered with the American Massage Therapy Association.
|Central State Beauty & Wellness College||8494 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73162|
|Clary Sage College||3131 S. Sharidan Tulsa, OK 74145|
|Integrated Massage Therapy College (IMTC)||14909 N. Kelly Ave Edmond, OK 73013|
|Platt College||112 Sw 11th St. Lawton, OK 73501|
|Praxis College||8900 North Weston Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114|
How to Get Board Certified
To get an NCBTMB Certification, you need 750 hours of education and to pass the BCEMB exam.
While this exam doesn’t allow you to practice in states with higher standards, it does provide proof of sufficient training to work.
Out of the exam topics, almost half is covered by technique and application.
About 35% of it is covered by planning, evaluation, and documentation.
You must also undergo CPR training with either of the following associations:
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- American Red Cross (ARC)
- American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
Candidates are also required to take a background check and have 250 hours of experience over half a year.
You must also agree to comply with ethical standards, be against human trafficking and read the candidate bulletin.
The bulletin is available on the “tools for certification” section.
In this state, practitioners must renew their licenses every 2 years and they have a grace period of 30 days if they don’t do so on time.
The American Massage Therapy Association’s website includes a page about the rules and regulations in this state.
If you need more resources, check out the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals website or the AMTA chapter for Oklahoma.
The more certifications you have, the higher your salary will be, though the average one can be seen in the table below.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Oklahoma
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|Oklahoma City, OK||150||$40,190||$19.32||$53,370||$26,240|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.