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AMTA & NCBTMB Launch New Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Evanston, Ill. (July 13, 2016)  The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) are excited to announce a new sports massage certificate program for massage therapists. The new education program culminates in the opportunity for massage therapists to earn the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate.

NCBTMB Ethics and Standards Committee Seeks Public Member

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 12, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today it is seeking a Public Member to serve on its Ethics and Standards Committee. 

The NCBTMB Ethics and Standards committee members review, investigate, and make final determinations regarding complaints of ethical violations and professional discipline matters related to NCBTMB National and Board Certificants. In addition to performing investigations, committee members participate in monthly Ethics and Standards meetings via teleconference. Monthly meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month starting at 12:00pm ET, and last between 45 minutes to 2 hours.

NCBTMB Launches Resource Center, Offers Customizable Marketing Tools, Discounted Supplies

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 10, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the launch of the NCBTMB Resource Center, a comprehensive online store offering customized marketing collateral, promotional materials, supplies, and more for the entire massage therapy and bodywork profession.

NCBTMB and CCTC Introduce Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare

    

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 29, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to introduce the profession’s first Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare, available April 11, 2016.

NCBTMB and FSMTB Release Joint Statement Regarding CE Collaboration

Burr Ridge, Ill./Overland Park, Kan. (March 25, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) announced today the following joint statement:

“NCBTMB and FSMTB are working toward a partnership regarding Continuing Education. We look forward to open dialog and collaboration between the two organizations.”

CEO Steve Kirin Announces Decision Not to Renew Contract

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 15, 2016) – With a heavy heart, Chief Executive Officer, Steve Kirin, announced today his decision not to renew his contract with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Kirin will remain in his current role until May 20, 2016.

Kirin began his NCBTMB journey as Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Soon after, in 2013, he was elevated to Chief Executive Officer. From the very start, Kirin made it his personal mission to audit and restructure all facets of the organization to achieve greater efficiencies, financial stability, and purpose within the profession.

Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations Meets to Discuss Issues Facing the Profession

December 18, 2015—The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL to continue dialog on a variety of issues facing the massage therapy profession. The coalition comprises seven organizations participating on an equal footing, in an atmosphere of mutual participation and respect. Two representatives from each of the organizations participated in the daylong conversation. 

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