Oregon Bulletin

September 1, 2011


Board of Massage Therapists
Chapter 334

Rule Caption: To include credit hours for accepted education per US Department of Education requirements.

Adm. Order No.: BMT 3-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 8-10-2011

Certified to be Effective: 8-10-11 thru 2-6-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 334-010-0005

Subject: Hours can be calculated in clock hours or credit hours from an institution that substantially comply with the definition of credit hours in 24 CFR 600.2.

Rules Coordinator: Diana Nott—(503) 365-8657, ext. 1



(1) All applications for examinations, licensure, inactive status, renewal, or temporary permit shall be made on forms provided by the Board. Only applications that are completed and on Board approved forms, without alterations, will be accepted for filing and review by the Board.

(2) All applications made to the Board shall be accompanied by the required fee.

(3) Applicants for examination shall submit the following with their application:

(a) A copy of a valid government issued photo identification. This identification could be a valid driver’s license, a current U.S. passport, immigration/naturalization papers, or a valid state identification card;

(b) An official certificate or transcript from the administering institutions, instructors, or programs showing successful completion of study and practice in the required subject matter and hours required by the Board.

(A) Official copies of transcripts or certificates presented to the Board in an envelope sealed by the program or institution and verified as sealed may be accepted directly from the applicant.

(B) If a program or institution granting credit is no longer in business, the Board will accept for review a copy of a certificate of completion, transcript or diploma in the required subject matter and hours. The Board may require additional information to verify the authenticity of such documents.

(c) Proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);

(d) A current photograph of the applicant;

(4) Transcripts must include a minimum of 500 hours of certified classes. The 500 hours must include the knowledge and skills identified in OAR 334-010-0047 “competencies” and shall be comprised of:

(a) A minimum of 200 hours of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology; and

(b) A minimum of 300 hours of Massage Theory and Practical Application, Clinical Practice, Business Development, Communication and Ethics, Sanitation, and Hydrotherapy.

(c) Hours can be calculated in clock hours or credit hours from an institution that substantially comply with the definition of credit hours in 34CFR600.2.

(5) If for any reason an applicant does not appear to be qualified for admission to take the examination, the applicant shall be so notified and invited to submit additional evidence that he/she is entitled to have his/her case considered or to be admitted to examination.

(6) All application documents for examination and licensure submitted in a language other than English shall be accompanied by:

(a) An accurate translation of those documents into English;

(b) A notarized affidavit certifying that the translator is competent in both the language of the document and the English language; and

(c) A notarized affidavit certifying that the translation is a true and complete translation of the foreign language original.

(d) Any costs of translation of all documents required by the Board shall be at the expense of the applicant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 687.121 & 182.456 - 182.472

Stats. Implemented: ORS 687.011, 687.051, 687.057, 687.061, 687.081, 687.086 & 687.121

Hist.: HB 88, f. 3-16-56; Renumbered from 333-035-0002; MTB 1-1979, f. & ef. 5-22-79; MTB 2-1985, f. & ef. 1-23-85; MB 3-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 9-20-85; MTB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-29-86; MTB 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-20-90; MTB 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-92, Section (7)(d) Renumbered from 334-010-0036; BMT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BMT 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-02; BMT 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-03; BMT 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-04; BMT 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09; BMT 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-2-09; BMT 3-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-10-11 thru 2-6-12

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