NCBTMB Announces Call For Candidates, Seeks One Candidate to Join Certification Board in 2021

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 10, 2020)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today one available Practitioner Member position on its Certification Board beginning March 1, 2021. The application period will open beginning September 1, 2020.

Eligibility requirements for Practitioner Certification Board candidates are as follows:

  • Be NCBTMB Board Certified for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years prior to March 1, 2021
  • Maintain your NCBTMB Board Certification throughout your term
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the massage profession
  • Provide indication of previous volunteer position(s)
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years’ management or leadership experience
  • Provide three (3) professional letters of recommendation

Note:  A minimum of one (1) letter must be from a current NCBTMB Board Certificant. Additionally, letters of recommendation from current Staff and/or Board of Directors of either NCBTMB or AMTA are not allowed.

 In addition to the above, all Certification Board candidates must:

  • Agree to abide by NCBTMB’s Conflict of Interest Policy, Code of Conduct, and Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement 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
  • Participate in a 30-minute teleconference interview with the NCBTMB Slate Selection Commission (SSC)

Applications will be available for submission at beginning September 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Certificants will elect one Board Certified Practitioner member to the Certification Board in early 2021. All terms begin with the Board’s annual meeting in March 2021. The estimated monthly contribution is between 5-7 hours, as members are required to participate in monthly Board meetings – up to three (3) of which may be in person (expenses covered by NCBTMB).

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.



The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, non-profit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Specialty Certificates, an Approved Provider Program, and an Assigned School Program. For more information, visit