Colonic Irrigation Upgrade to Massage Therapist License


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Colonic Irrigation Upgrade to Massage Therapist License.

To add the Colonic Irrigation Upgrade to your Massage Therapist License, the requirements are as follows and can be found in Rule Chapter 64B7-31, F.A.C.:

In order to become eligible for certification in colonic irrigation you must either hold a valid Florida Massage Therapist License or have submitted an application for licensure as a massage therapist. The colonics certification will not be issued unless a license to practice massage therapy has been approved.

If currently licensed to practice massage therapy in Florida, the following is required:

  1. Successful completion of a course of study in colonics at a Florida board-approved massage therapy school, which is approved to offer colonics, or completion of a board approved colonic irrigation apprenticeship program.
  2. Completed application and fee for certification in colonics must be submitted to the board office.
  3. Passing results on the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy (NBCHT) examination.

If NOT currently licensed to practice massage therapy in Florida, the following is required:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age or have received a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Must submit an application and fee for licensure as a massage therapist and certification in Colonic Irrigation.
  3. Completed a course of study at a Florida board-approved massage therapy school, which has an approved course of study in colonics or completed a board approved colonic irrigation apprenticeship program.
  4. Must pass the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy (NBCHT) examination.
  5. Must have completed a 3-hour course in HIV/AIDS from a Florida board-approved massage therapy program or continuing education provider.
  6. Must have completed a 10-hour course of Florida Laws & rules for massage therapy from a Florida board-approved massage therapy program or continuing education provider.

Submit application with the appropriate fees to the board office.

Once all an application has been received it will be reviewed by Board staff. It may be necessary for Board staff to request additional information. Once all required documents for upgrade certification have been received, Board staff will provide an application for the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy (NBCHT) examination (this application is not the same as the application provided by the NBCHT on their website).

Once Board staff have received confirmation of a passing score from the NBCHT, an updated license showing colonic irrigation certification will be received in the mail within 7-10 working days.

Application Fee – $50.00 (non-refundable)

Make cashier’s check or money order payable to “Department of Health.”

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Florida Statutes

Chapter 480: Massage Practice
Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions

Florida Administrative Codes

Chapter 64B7: Board of Massage