Become Board Certified

Earn the Profession's Highest Credential

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) is the highest credential within the massage and bodywork profession. Choosing to become Board Certified demonstrates your advanced assessment and critical thinking abilities, as well as provides instant credibility to current and prospective clients and employers.

Benefits

Attract Additional Clients

Over 80% of clients look for Board Certification when seeking a massage therapist.* This is an especially valuable edge when operating in a competitive market.

Seamlessly Integrate with Other Healthcare Providers

Certification demonstrates your proven understanding of current massage therapy research, your ability to work with other healthcare providers, and your mastery of medical terminology, all of which is vital to successful outcomes.

Healthcare Providers: Learn more about why you should seek out a Board Certified Massage Professional.

Gain Instant Credibility In Your Network

Board Certification provides an immediate boost in professional credibility within your own network, current and prospective clients, and when pursuing new business opportunities.

Access High-Quality Continuing Education

With access to NCBTMB’s Approved Providers and tens of thousands of courses, expand your network of massage educators, advance your skills, and connect with fellow Certificants as you keep up with the latest massage research in course formats, locations, and subject matters most relevant to you.

Become A More Versatile Professional

As massage is further recognized as a treatment for pain management, the healthcare community and patients will seek therapists with proven skill sets—opening the door to potential career opportunities in a variety of settings. By choosing to become Board Certified, gain the confidence to seek out and ask for future opportunities that contribute to your long-term success.

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I became certified in 1999. At the time, it was required by the state of Florida for licensure. I elected to remain Certified because I felt it was important to differentiate myself and my dedication to the practice of massage therapy… See More

JENNIFER HOULE, ND, LMT, BCTMB
ryanhoyme

I chose to become Board Certified because I’m proud to be a massage therapist—and I wanted to let the world know how much I love this profession. I’ve done so much in my career, and I wanted to elevate myself… See More

RYAN HOYME, BCTMB
susansalvo

Board Certification is new to the massage profession, but it is not new in other professions where it is highly regarded. Achieving Board Certification advanced my career and validated my credibility in the courtroom… See More

SUSAN SALVO, EDD, LMT, BCTMB
jhoule_opt

I became certified in 1999. At the time, it was required by the state of Florida for licensure. I elected to remain Certified because I felt it was important to differentiate myself and my dedication to the practice of massage therapy… See More

JENNIFER HOULE, ND, LMT, BCTMB
ryanhoyme

I chose to become Board Certified because I’m proud to be a massage therapist—and I wanted to let the world know how much I love this profession. I’ve done so much in my career, and I wanted to elevate myself… See More

RYAN HOYME, BCTMB
susansalvo

Board Certification is new to the massage profession, but it is not new in other professions where it is highly regarded. Achieving Board Certification advanced my career and validated my credibility in the courtroom… See More

SUSAN SALVO, EDD, LMT, BCTMB
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