• (a) The board is authorized to issue a license to practice massage therapy to an applicant who:

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-18-116

      • Board: means the massage licensure board. See Tennessee Code 63-18-102
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

      (1) Meets the qualifications set forth in § 63-18-105(b)(1) and (2); and

    • (2) Has been certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for the five-year period immediately preceding application for licensure and can submit documentation satisfactory to the board that the applicant has engaged in the practice of massage therapy in another state for the five-year period immediately preceding application for licensure, and who either:

      • (A) Has met the qualifications set forth in § 63-18-105(b)(3), but is unable, because the educational institution either was not state approved or is no longer in existence, to produce a transcript to document compliance; or

      • (B) Graduated from a qualified massage school or course prior to October 1, 1995.

  • (b) The board is authorized to promulgate rules that are necessary to effectuate this section.