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The mission of the Federation is to support its Member Boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner.

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Why Licensing Matters

Licensure is a regulatory process that ensures practitioners are appropriately qualified and trained to practice on the public. Obtaining a license in order to practice a profession is mandatory, and state laws may provide for criminal or administrative penalties for unlicensed activity. 

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Education Record Center

The Massage Education Policy went into effect July 1. 



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2017 Annual Meeting

Join us at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. FSMTB pays for one voting delegate to attend the annual meeting, ensuring that each member board/agency has a voice and a vote.


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Look Up a License

Look Up A License

Be sure your massage therapist is licensed!



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FSMTB is Looking for Volunteers

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for the FSMTB? We accept volunteer applications for committee or task force positions throughout the year. Should we not have any immediate volunteer openings, we will keep your application on file and let you know when a perfect volunteer opportunity arises for you! 

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Latest News

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Paperless Policy

Beginning September 1st, 2017, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will no longer accept paper applications for specific professions, including massage therapy. New applicants must apply online.