NCBTMB Announces Call for Candidates, Seeks Two Practitioner Members to Join Certification Board

Burr Ridge, Ill (August 15, 2018)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today two available Board Certified Practitioner Member positions on its Certification Board. Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2018.

As an active member of the Board, Practitioner Members will join an elite group of proven leaders working to further define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession.

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

  • Be NCBTMB Board Certified for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Maintain your NCBTMB Board Certification throughout your term
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) 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 at least three (3) and up to five (5) letters of recommendation
  • Agree to abide by NCBTMB’s Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct for Volunteers
  • Not hold a national level position 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 what Board Certification means to you
  • 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)

Certificants will elect two Board Certified Practitioner members to the Certification Board in early 2019. All terms begin with the Board’s annual meeting in March 2019. The estimated monthly contribution is between 5-7 hours, as members are required to participate in monthly Board meetingsup to three 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.

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The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit 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 Code Program. For more information, visit


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