Massage therapy licensing guidelines in West Virginia are overseen by the Massage Therapist Licensure Board and match the standard requirements of many other states in the U.S. West Virginia escorts who wish to become massage therapists must obtain educations from approved sources, pass national certification examinations and complete the application process. Guidelines for licensure include:
- Applicants must submit a completed application and a non-refundable application fee and a licensure fee. The fees may be paid by checks or money orders. The application includes an area that requires self-disclosure about past massage therapist licenses and any previous criminal behavior.
- Candidates must obtain signatures and seals from their massage therapy schools as part of the application process.
- Applicants must successfully complete at least 500 hours of massage therapy education from a state-approved school.
- Candidates must provide proof of passage of the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks (NCETMB) or the Massage and Bodyworks Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
- Licensed massage therapists moving to West Virginia from other states may obtain their licenses through reciprocity. They must provide a copy of their current license and proof of continuing education credits and passage of national examinations, along with a completed application and fee.
- All licensed massage therapists practicing in West Virginia must display their licenses where they conduct business.
- Licenses may be denied, revoked or suspended for unprofessional conduct or unethical behavior including engaging in sexual relationships or conduct with clients, practicing under the influence of alcohol or drugs and falsification of records, among other disciplinary issues.