Colorado Massage Therapy Laws
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We Changed Our Name!
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
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Rule 4 – Registration by Endorsement
The purpose of this rule is to delineate the requirements for registration by endorsement set forth
in § 12-35.5-107(5)(a) and (b), C.R.S.
An applicant who currently possesses an unrestricted license or registration, in good
standing, to practice massage therapy under the laws of another state, territory or foreign
country may be eligible for registration by endorsement, provided that:
A. The applicant has submitted the application materials and fee set forth in
Rule 1, above; and,
B. The qualifications for massage therapy licensure or registration in the
other state, territory, or foreign country are substantially equivalent to
those required in Colorado, as determined by the Director.
C. The applicant has submitted proof of experience and competency in
massage therapy. For purposes of this rule, an applicant may
demonstrate proof of experience and competency either through:
1. Verification of active massage therapy practice in that state for a
minimum of 400 hours over or in a 12-month period during the
two years immediately preceding the date of application for
registration in Colorado. The work experience shall be attested
to in a manner prescribed by the Director.
2. Completion of twenty-four hours of continuing education related
to the practice of massage therapy during the two years
immediately preceding the date of application for registration in
Colorado. The continuing education must meet the approval of
and shall be attested to in a manner prescribed by the Director.
D. The Director finds no grounds to deny issuance of a registration under
the provisions of the Massage Therapy Practice Act, § 12-35.5-101
through 120, C.R.S. Grounds for denial include, but are not limited to,
disciplinary action taken against the applicant in another jurisdiction, acts
or conduct that would be grounds for disciplinary action against a
massage therapist in Colorado, unlawful sexual behavior, or any
*Please read the full scope of your state laws to be well informed.