There are several specific steps to obtain a license to massage in the state of North Dakota. In order to obtain a license to practice massage in the State of North Dakota you must complete a massage program that complies with the North Dakota Administrative Code - Title 49 - Board of Massage specifically Article 49-02 .

Step 1: Print and complete the 3 documents from the links below.

  Reciprocity Application Requirements:

NOTE: Your school transcript will be audited to meet the minimum 750 education hours as listed in Administrative Code Title 49 and summarized on this form:

Master Transcript Review



Step 2: A copy of a passing score of one of the following exams needs to be sent to the board office directly from the administering organization:

Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) 

National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage(NCETM)

National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB)


NOTE: It is not necessary to wait for your test documents proving a passing score to start the application process. You may start the process by sending in all the appropriate documents, including your nonrefundable application fee and then send your test results confirmation document separately. You have one year to complete the application.


Email or call 701-667-9378 for general information.