(1) All applicants for licensure with an out-of-state license shall submit a completed application on a form prescribed by the department.

(2) The application shall be deemed incomplete until all of the following are received by the board, in conjunction with the application:

(a) the appropriate fee;

(b) a copy of an official transcript or certificate of completion evidencing to the board's satisfaction that the applicant has a high school diploma or its equivalent;

(c) proof that the applicant is eighteen years of age or older; and

(d) verification of an active license, certification, or registration in good standing from another state or jurisdiction, whose current requirements are substantially equivalent to Montana requirements for licensure, including:

(i) proof of completing a massage therapy program demanding a course of studies that includes, at a minimum, 500 hours; and

(ii) a passing score on either the MBLEx, NCETMB, NESL, or the NCETM examination, or a state examination deemed to be equivalent.


History: 37-1-131, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 1185, Eff. 5/14/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1397, Eff. 6/27/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2193, Eff. 11/25/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1038, Eff. 5/26/18; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 1327, Eff. 7/25/20.