Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
Watauga Continuing Education Department
372 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
This course is designed to prepare the student for the certification examination required for the North Carolina licensure application process. Through class work and practical “hands-on” training, students obtain a solid foundation for professional practice as an entry level Massage Therapist. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the certification exam and apply for state licensure in North Carolina.
Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-9011
Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.
Massage Therapy registration fee
Professional massage table
Massage Therapy Scrubs
Financial Aid: To inquire about assistance for Continuing Education students, please call 828.759.4680.
Introduction to Health Services
Completed admission packet
Mandatory orientation session
Reading placement test
High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
Official Transcripts showing highest education level attained
Applicants should request colleges mail official transcripts directly to their home address. Transcripts must remain sealed and returned in the completed application packet. If currently enrolled in another college, those transcripts should be mailed at the completion of coursework also.
Must be 18 years of age
Social Security card – name must match government issued photo ID
Government issued photo ID – name must match Social Security card
Proof of childhood immunizations:
Records may be obtained from the last school attended or current/past health care providers and must include:
OR may be pick up in Continuing Education and Workforce Development, located on the south end of the Caldwell campus,
Faye A. Broyhill building, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Detailed information and necessary forms are included in the packet.
Text book list will be provided on the first day of Career Pathways.
Is massage therapy training required to become licensed in North Carolina?
Yes. The North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
(NCBMBT) requires an applicant to successfully complete a state approved training program consisting of a minimum 500 in-class training hours.
Once I complete the course, how do I become licensed?
To obtain a license application packet, download the "Application Request Form" located in the Document Center on the Board website at www.bmbt.org. Once completed, the form is to be mailed to the Board with a $20 application fee.
You are also required to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) in order to be considered for licensure in North Carolina.
What paperwork is required for the MBLEx?
A completed application form and fee payment is required. No transcripts or letters are required.
Should I send transcripts to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) to apply to sit for the exam?
No, you do not submit transcripts; however you must submit them to apply for state licensure.
What is the MBLEx application processing time?
Once your application is received, you will be notified by email within seven days.
You will receive your Notice to Schedule; you will be allowed 90 days in which to take the exam.
How much does the MBLEx cost?
What websites can I go to for additional information?
North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy at