Take a Specialty Exam

Congratulations on advancing your career with a Specialty Certificate! A Specialty Certificate symbolizes advanced education and training in a particular modality or when working with a specific population—requirements both massage therapy leaders and healthcare organizations agree are necessary to:

  • Further elevate the standards of massage therapy
  • Further massage therapy’s role in integrative healthcare
  • Provide therapists access to high-quality, advanced programs for specific modalities and populations
  • Ensure patients receive the best possible care



Requirements to achieve a Specialty Certificate:

  • Complete the NCBTMB Approved Specialty Program of choice
  • Provide proof of current massage therapy license (in states that require it) or Board Certification
  • Pass the applicable NCBTMB Specialty Exam

Costs to achieve a Specialty Certificate:

  • Click here for Specialty Program Course Pricing
  • $95 NCBTMB Specialty Exam Fee

To apply online:

  • Visit exam.ncbtmb.org
  • Click on "My Account" from the upper-left corner of your screen
  • Follow the steps to register for a NCBTMB Exam account
  • Once logged in, click on "Apply" from the upper-right corner of your screen
  • Click on the Specialty Program of choice
  • Complete the Specialty Application and submit

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