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, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools.

NCBTMB offers exams through Prometric for Board Certification, Reflexology Specialty, and Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC)

About Board Certification

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) represents the highest attainable credential within the massage therapy and bodywork profession. Board Certification is a separate credential above and beyond entry-level massage therapy licensure.  As Board Certification is voluntary, its achievement represents the highest level of commitment to clients and to the advancement of the massage therapy and bodywork profession.

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About Reflexology Specialty

This program empowers practicing massage therapists and reflexologists across the country with a nationally recognized Specialty Certificate to showcase advanced education and experience in this sector.

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About Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC)

 The Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC) is a personalized assessment of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the NCBTMB Board Certification Exam.

The MTAC provides an individual with a total percentage score, as well as a percentage score per category. Such a personalized breakdown empowers the individual to determine which areas to improve upon prior to attempting the Board Certification Exam. The assessment also reflects how well the individual has digested and maintained key information learned in core curriculum.

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