(1) A licensee who wishes to retain a license, but who will not be practicing massage therapy, may place the license on inactive status by submitting a written request on a form prescribed by the department.
(2) An individual licensed on inactive status may not practice massage therapy during the period in which the license remains on inactive status.
(3) A licensee on inactive status shall:
(a) renew along with active licensees according to renewal dates specified in ARM 24.101.413;
(b) pay the annual inactive status fee specified in ARM 24.155.401; and
(c) be exempt from continuing education requirements.
(4) A licensee on inactive status may change to active status by:
(a) submitting a written request on a form prescribed by the department;
(b) paying the balance of the renewal fee that would be due for an active license in the then-current renewal period; and
(c) providing proof that either of the following were completed within 12 months of activation:
(i) six hours of continuing education; or
(ii) any of the examinations identified in ARM 24.155.604.