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License Renewal

Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses

All Massage and Bodywork licenses/certifications, including establishment licenses, expire on August 31 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020).

Several weeks before the expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice explains how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

Please keep your contact information in our records up-to-date so that notices we send will reach you.  To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.

Renewing an Active License/Certification

Certified Massage Technicians (CMT) and License Massage Therapists (LMT) must attest to completing the required continuing education (CE) and maintaining current CPR certification. Section 9.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements for CMT’s and LMT’s.


Renewing an Inactive License/Reactivating

If you are a LMT or CMT and not practicing in Delaware, you may submit a written request to place your license/certification on inactive status. It is illegal to practice massage in Delaware while your license/certification is in inactive status.

To maintain your inactive license/certification, you must renew it. However, CE and CPR certifications are not required to renew.

To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license/certification. To reactivate, see Section 8.0 of the Rules and Regulations.


Renewing a Lapsed License/Certification

If you do not renew your license/certification before the expiration date, it will lapse. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license or certification is lapsed.

If you do not renew your Massage Establishment license before the expiration date, it will lapse. It is illegal to operate a massage establishment in Delaware while the license is lapsed.

You may file a late renewal application up to one year after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice massage or operate an establishment until your active license/certification is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”

Following a late renewal, LMT’s and CMT’s may receive an audit notice. Within 20 days of the notice, you must submit copies of:

  • certificate(s) of attendance for CE courses that you completed for renewal of your license
  • front and back of current CPR card.

If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, your license/certification will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must reapply.

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