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; and provides credibility to current and prospective clients and employers.

Why Do Therapists Become Board Certified?

Read What They Have To Say:

Demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide high quality care to your clients.

“It has gained trust from my clients at spa and physical rehab center that I have the education and the knowledge of what struggles they might be dealing with. It allows them to feel safe with my treatment…” - Lo-I Obrecht, BCTMB

Join a community dedicated to elevating the profession, their education and their practice.

“I wanted to be held accountable to uphold the highest standards available in my profession. I feel a sense of pride in having developed skills and instilling ethics into my practice that go above and beyond just a Licensed Massage Therapist.” - Jenny L. Chiapparelli, BCTMB, LMT

Integrate effectively with the medical and healthcare communities.

“It has been a door opener for a position within medical massage field, doing post-surgical medical massage/rehab in a prominent hospital.” - Lori M. Damato, BCTMB, LMT

Prepare yourself for increased opportunities and long-term success.

“I work with sports medicine and DIV l teams, and the first thing they want to see are those initials: NCBTMB.” - Edward H. (Sam) Peck, BCTMB, CSCS, LCMT


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


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


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