(a) In the event that a massage therapist’s examination is required, it shall be conducted at the times and places and under the supervision determined by the board. The board shall notify each applicant of the time and place of the examination.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-43-10

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) The board may determine by rule the scope, form, and content of the examination, which shall consist of a written examination and a practical examination or oral interview. The examination shall adequately measure the knowledge of the applicant of the practice of massage therapy. Professional testing services may be utilized.

(c) An applicant shall successfully pass the examination in order to be eligible for licensure as a massage therapist. The board shall notify each applicant in writing of the results of the examination. Any applicant who fails to pass the examination may take the examination again upon application and payment of an additional examination fee. No applicant shall be allowed to take the examination more than twice in a two-year period.

(d) All examinations shall be conducted in a manner so that the applicants are known to the board by number until the examination is completed and the grade determined. A record of each examination shall be filed with the board office and available for inspection for a period of two years following the examination.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-661, p. 1060, §10; Act 2000-704, p. 1430, §1.)