How to Earn Massage Therapy Certification in Georgia

Massage therapy can be a rewarding career for people who like using their hands, helping others, and working in calm environments. Georgia Massage School is proud to help countless students earn their massage therapy certification in Atlanta. Before you get started, here’s what you should know.

How Long It Takes: Georgia requires students to perform 500 hours of clinical training to earn a massage therapy license. How long it takes to complete those hours depends on the individual and the program they are enrolled in. For example, at Georgia Massage School, students taking the half-day classes may finish in just six months.

Certified Massage Therapist

What You Learn: As part of massage therapy certification, you should learn about anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and methods of massage therapy treatment. Furthermore, you should receive hands-on training in traditional Swedish massage. Depending on your program, you might also cover supplemental subjects to round out your education.

The Exam You’ll Take: Beyond completing your 500 clinical hours, Georgia also requires you to pass a licensing exam. The National Certification Exam for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCETMB/NCETM) or the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) are both accepted in the state for massage therapy certification.

Learn more about becoming a licensed massage therapist and starting a fulfilling new career by contacting our school today.