FSMTB and NCBTMB Reach Agreement

(Overland Park, Kan. / Burr Ridge, Ill. – October 3, 2014) – The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) have worked cooperatively to reach an agreement that the NCBTMB will  no longer provide examinations for licensure purposes and will…

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Adele M.Ngo Banack

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Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations ELAP Statement

February 6, 2014 — The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations (Coalition) is pleased to share this group statement supporting the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP) in anticipation of the project’s publication later this month. ELAP is a research project initiated by the Coalition in March 2012. The project goals were…

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Board Certification Awarded College Credit from Siena Heights University

Board Certification from NCBTMB is recognized as the equivalent of 33 College Credits toward a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy Oakbrook Terrace, IL (December 13, 2013) – For the first time, Board Certificants will be awarded college credit toward a degree.  Effective immediately, Siena Heights University will recognize…

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Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations Meets for Collaboration

Representatives from all seven participating organizations in the Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 11, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The meeting began with five hours of constructive exchange on reactions to The Core: Entry-Level Massage Education Blueprint, its companion document The Core: Entry-Level Analysis Project Report (ELAP),…

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The NCBTMB Research Requirements for Board Certification

On January 1, 2013, NCBTMB launched a new credential, Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB). Therapists achieving this credential demonstrate a strong foundation to better serve their clients and demonstrate a commitment to raising the standards of the profession that have remained stagnant for over 20 years. Achievement of Board Certification is…

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