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NCBTMB Issues Call for Candidates, Seeks Two Practitioner Members and One Public Member to Join its Certification Board

Burr Ridge, Ill. (November 1st, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today it is seeking candidates to fill three available positions on its Certification Board. The organization seeks two (2) Practitioner Members and one (1) Public Member. Candidates must submit a completed application by Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:00pm CT.

Certificants will elect two Practitioner members and one Public Member to the Certification Board in February 2018. One Practitioner position is a two (2) year term, and one is a three (3) year term; the term of the Public Member is two (2) years. All terms begin with the Board’s annual meeting in March 2018.

NCBTMB and The Heart Touch Project Launch Pain and Palliative Care Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Santa Monica, Calif. (October 30, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with The Heart Touch Project (THTP) to introduce the profession’s first Pain and Palliative Care Specialty Certificate Program.

Under the new partnership, candidates become eligible for the credential upon completion of the Heart Touch Pain and Palliative Care Massage Therapy Training Program or upon completion of the NCBTMB Portfolio Review process, both of which culminate with the NCBTMB Specialty Exam.  With the credential, therapists can provide these critical services to individuals in hospital and hospice settings.

NCBTMB Publishes Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Burr Ridge, Ill. (October 4, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today its Certification Board approved revisions to the NCBTMB Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, effective immediately.

Led by the NCBTMB Ethics and Standards Committee, revisions to the NCBTMB Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice were necessary to further Certificants' understanding of responsibilities respective to each of the Codes and Standards. 

All active Board Certified Massage Therapists are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the updates as soon as possible.

Embracing Coalition: NCBTMB and FSMTB Collaborate to Outline Volunteer-Based Organizations

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 22, 2017)During the May 2017 Coalition Meeting in Indianapolis, it came to the attention of leaders at NCBTMB and FSMTB that our profession needed a resource to better identify and connect with the volunteer-based organizations serving us. In the spirit of collaboration, the leaders of the NCBTMB and FSMTB Board agreed to join forces to write an article outlining the mission of all volunteer-based organizations and how they work to serve our community.

The goals of this article are as follows:

NCBTMB Launches 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 16, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey, available now through September 4, 2017.

This research project is designed to elicit your input on the tasks performed by massage therapists and the knowledge required for massage therapists at different levels of experience. Results of this survey will help to further define the relevant competencies for varying levels of experience.

NCBTMB and American College of Healthcare Sciences Launch Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Portland, Ore. (August 2, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) to introduce the profession’s first Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program.

NCBTMB and BodyworkSites Partner to Create New Free Website Benefit for Board Certified Massage Therapists

Burr Ridge, IL / Boulder, CO (August 1, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB) and BodyworkSites announced today a partnership to provide a new free website benefit to all active NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapists, effective immediately.

 

NCBTMB Announces Change in Energy Work Acceptance, Introduces New Instructor Qualifications

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 19, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key updates to its Approved Provider for Continuing Education Program, including a change to Energy Work Acceptance and the addition of Instructor Qualifications for all new Approved Providers. Both changes are effective immediately.

The full statement is below:  

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