Rule 37. (1) An applicant for a license by endorsement shall hold an active massage
therapist license or registration in another state, country, jurisdiction, territory, or province at
the time of application, be of good moral character, and be at least 18 years of age.
(2) The applicant shall submit the required fee and a completed application on a form
provided by the department.
(3) An applicant who has held an active massage therapist license in another state,
country, jurisdiction, territory, or province for 3 years or more preceding the date of
application satisfies the requirements for licensure pursuant to section 19759(2) of the code,
(4) An applicant who has held an active massage therapist license in another state,
country, jurisdiction, territory, or province for less than 3 years immediately preceding the
date of application shall satisfy both of the following requirements:
(a) Have successfully completed a supervised curriculum that meets the requirements
in R 338.722, R 338.722a, or R 338.736(a), as applicable.
(b) Have passed an examination required under R 338.734.
(5) An applicant shall have his or her license, certification, or registration in good
standing verified by the licensing, certifying, or registering agency of each state, country,
jurisdiction, territory, or province in which the applicant holds, or has ever held, a license,
certification, or registration as a massage therapist. If applicable, verification must include
the record of any disciplinary action taken or pending against the applicant.
History: 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 7, Eff. Apr. 1, 2021.
R 338.738 Relicensure.
Rule 38. An applicant whose license has lapsed may be relicensed upon submission
of the appropriate documentation as noted in the table below:
(1) For a massage therapist who has let
his or her Michigan license lapse and is not
currently licensed in another state country,
jurisdiction, territory, or province.
Lapsed 3 years
Application and fee: submit a
completed application on a form
provided by the department, together
with the required fee.
Good moral character: establish
that he or she is of good moral
character as defined under sections 1
to 7 of 1974 PA 381, MCL 338.41 to
Fingerprints: submit fingerprints
as required under section 16174(3)
of the code, MCL 333.16174.
Continuing education: submit
proof of having completed 45 hours
of continuing education that satisfy