The Formula One team got permission on Sunday.
It's another step in the comeback for the Brazilian, who is recovering from a life-threatening accident. He was knocked unconscious by a loose car part during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July and crashed into a safety barrier.
Massa has since been sidelined from F1, but did race a go-kart last week in Brazil.
In-season testing is banned in F1 as a cost-cutting measure. But Ferrari received conditional approval from FIA for Massa to test an earlier-model car, using no parts from the F60 model used this season.
Massa is expected to use a Ferrari race simulator in the coming week.