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Massage Therapy FAQ's


Do I need to get Certified?
Is the Massage Program done online?
How do I do hands on training?
Can I do the hands-on-training anywhere else?
Where would I stay during hands-on-training (HOT)?
Does this meet my state requirements?


Q. Do I need to get Certified?
A. Upon graduating from our Enhanced Massage Therapy program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Enhanced Massage Therapy program will prepare you to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)*, administered through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Depending on your state and local requirements, certification or licensure may be required to obtain work.

Your MBLEx exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $265 value†.

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Q. Is the Massage Program done online?
A. The academic portion of our Massage Therapy program is online and includes 425 clock hours. 200 hours of hands-on-training for our enhanced version takes place in Fort Collins, Colorado. You receive your certificate upon completion of both the online education AND the hands-on-training. If you choose our Standard Version with Academic Portion only you will receive your Letter of Academic Achievement.
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Q. How do I do hands on training?
A. Our enhanced massage program includes 4 weeks (200 hours) of hands-on-training at our Ft. Collins massage therapy school in Fort Collins, CO. We generally hold between 6-8 sessions of hands-on-training per year, and you have 2 years to attend a session from the time you complete 425 hours of online academics.
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Q. Can I do the hands-on-training anywhere else?
A. Our hands-on-training is only offered in Colorado, if you are unable to attend, you can check with your state requirements to see if they will allow you to do the online portion and then supplement any hands-on hours locally. After you complete the online portion, you can request a Letter of Academic Achievement in lieu of your certificate.
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Q. Where would I stay during hands-on-training (HOT)?
A. You will be responsible for your travel & accommodations to attend hands-on-training in Fort Collins, CO.
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Q. Does this meet my state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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*In 38 states, if you choose the enhanced version of the USCI program.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by FSMTB, has successfully completed the program and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $265 towards the cost of the MBLEx exam.