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How much is a massage license in Idaho?

Though the process of licensure may seem complicated, this does not mean that getting a certificate is impossible. For this, you just have to follow the instructions and be on time while submitting your application.

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Idaho Massage Therapy License

Have you been thinking about becoming a massage therapist in Idaho? If yes, then this post will guide you through every step that will help you get closer to your wish. There are a lot of points related to particular requirements that you must know about as an applicant.

There is a special board that has established precise and stringent guidelines in order to assist people in reducing their pain, recovering from injuries, and finding comfort during stressful or anxious times. The latter institution is the ID Board of Massage Therapy.

Though the process of licensure may seem complicated, this does not mean that getting a certificate is impossible. For this, you just have to follow the instructions and be on time while submitting your application.

Of course, the first thing you may think about is the costs and expenses that you must pay. Well, this may be a painful topic for all of us, especially for those who are beginners and seek to find a career to earn money.

Like the educational hours, the fees for these procedures in different states differ as well. They range greatly, costing $140 in Hawaii and $805 in Alaska on average.

But you need not worry because the costs in this state are generally affordable for both low and high-income earners. Let’s dig into the details to get a better view.

Where Can I Study?

The Idaho Board of Massage Therapy approves massage programs which are registered with the Idaho State Board of Education or with a comparable authority in another state.

Below are two approved schools in Idaho to help you get started on what you may be looking for in a massage therapy education

Idaho School of Massage Therapy: This program is tailored to new students and existing massage therapists who seek to add or obtain their educational hours to meet State Board Massage Licensing requirements. Registered with the Idaho State Board of Education, the school’s mission is to “provide a consistent educational environment that facilitates the development of massage therapists who are well versed in both western and eastern models of manual therapy and clinical bodywork.”

Carrington College: Students at this school will receive a combination of classroom, lab and externship experience in areas of study such as anatomy, physiology, professionalism, massage modalities and techniques, and body mechanics.

Cost Specifications

As mentioned above, the ID Board of Massage Therapy is in charge of all the procedures, including those concerning prices. Remember that all the expenses you are charged are non-refundable.

There is an exception, though. If the certificate is not issued, they give you back all the funds that you have spent, which is quite encouraging.

First of all, let’s talk about the application price. There are two means of application, which implies that the prices differ.

In the case of an application with an examination, the fee will be $115; in the case of an application with an endorsement, the price will be $125. If taken separately, the application fee is $50 and the original certificate cost is $65.

After you have got your permission and have operated for a year in the field, you must renew your permission, which will cost you $65. The fee for the endorsement permission taken separately is $75.

There is also a temporary certificate, which enables you to work as a therapist before getting your actual Idaho Massage Therapy License. The cost for this one is much cheaper. It is $25.

There is also a provisional permit. The cost for this one is the same as in the previous case, $25. Do not forget about the duplicate authorization price, which is $10.

To summarize, the fees are the following:

application (examination) - $115

application fee only - $50

original license fee - $65

application (endorsement) - $125

original license fee - $75

license renewal - $65

temporary license - $25

provisional license - $25

duplicate license fee - $10

How Much Will You Earn?

In this state, a massage therapist's yearly salary was on average $50,232 in 2021. Given that the average national salary is $53,222, this is below the average in terms of state earnings.

Idaho Falls' average annual pay for massage therapists is $48,382, which is comparable to the national average.

Contact Information

If you need more information on the topic, you can contact the relevant body that will answer all your questions. The body is the ID Board of Massage Therapy.

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Other contact details are:

Mailing: PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0063

Physical: 11351 W Chinden Blvd, Bldg 6, Boise, ID 83714

Phone: (208) 334-3233

Fax: (208) 334-3945

E-mail: [email protected]

www:IBOL.Idaho.gov

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