Join the NCBTMB Certification Board

NCBTMB is seeking one (1) Practitioner Member and one (1) Public Member to join its elite Certification Board.

In early 2020, the NCBTMB Certification Board will seek to fill one (1) Practitioner Member and (1) Public Member position. As an active member of the Board, you will join an elite group of proven leaders working to further define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. The application window opens August 1, 2019, and closes on September 6, 2019, at 5:00pm CT.


To be considered for an NCBTMB Certification Board Practitioner Member position, you must:

  • Be NCBTMB Board Certified for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Maintain your NCBTMB Board Certification throughout your term (3 years)
  • Provide indication of five (5) years’ experience in the massage profession
  • Provide indication of previous volunteer position(s)
  • Provide indication of three (3) years’ management or leadership experience
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation

To be considered for an NCBTMB Certification Board Public Member position, you must:

  • Not be practitioner of therapeutic massage and/or bodywork within three (3) years of election
  • Not have any material financial interests in the field of therapeutic massage and/or bodywork
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation

In addition to the above, ALL candidates must:

  • Agree to abide by NCBTMB's Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct for Volunteers
  • Not hold a national level of office in another massage/bodywork professional or trade organization
  • Commit to the time and travel necessary to be a fully participating member of the Board, including attendance at meetings and serving as a liaison to committees
  • Provide a video of up to 90 seconds describing why you want to become an NCBTMB Board Member
  • Review an educational article on the position responsibilities, duties, and expectations
  • Participate in a 30-minute teleconference interview with the NCBTMB’s Slate Selection Commission (SSC)


What will you do? The Certification Board is responsible for all aspects of Board Certification, including developing certification criteria and examinations, evaluating candidates for certification, and maintaining the integrity of the certification process. The Certification Board ensures that NCBTMB maintains its status as an accredited certifying body within the massage therapy profession.

As a highly engaged member, you will be required to participate in monthly Board meetings, up to three (3) of which may be in person (expenses covered by NCBTMB).

How much time is required? Certificants will elect one (1) Practitioner Member and one (1) Public Member to the Certification Board in early 2020. Both positions are three (3) year terms. All terms begin with the Board’s annual meeting in March 2020. The estimated monthly contribution is between 5-7 hours.

Interested in applying? Be ready to complete and submit your application online beginning 08/01/2019 and no later than 09/06/2019 at 5:00pm CT.

Interviews will be conducted via conference call the week of October 7th.

Questions? Email

Please Click "Download Application Packet" below to review the 2020 Certification Board Member Application Packet and Eligibility Requirements.

This includes a formal Position Description, as well as important agreements and conditions for participation. You must acknowledge receipt of this document on your application in order to be eligible for application review.