Licensure Information

Information on Licensure | Colorado Massage Therapist School

The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy 600 – 675 Hour Certification Program Curriculum is designed to help students acquire licensure in their state. The curriculum has already been proven to meet the requirements of over 40 states, and 13 countries. The lion’s share of the United States require a Massage Therapist to have successfully completed at least 500 hours of education and prove knowledge acquisition by passing one of the U.S. National Board Exams.


Recently, a report called the ELAP was released which states that the hourly recommendation for entry level massage therapists is 625 hours. State boards may eventually adopt this recommendation, and some require more. Some states will require you to have your fingerprints taken and pay fees.


When you speak to the Director of Admissions at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy, please be sure to let him/her know what state/s you are interested in acquiring your license in so that we may assist you in the research needed to determine if the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy will meet the requirements where you wish to practice.