Simply stated, Board Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable to massage therapists and bodyworkers in the profession today. Board Certification demonstrates a much higher level of achievement beyond entry level licensure—including completing more education, hands-on experience, and a background check—that will be a differentiator for you as you advance through your career, especially in a time where health care and other pivotal third-party professions require Board Certification in order to fill stable and rewarding positions.
Why should you be certified?
As the massage therapy profession becomes increasingly more important, especially in health care, Board Certification provides practitioners with a competitive edge that helps them stand out from the crowd. Our Board Certificants gain visibility and credibility within the field among both colleagues and potential employers.
I am already State Certified, am I Board Certified?
Not necessarily. You must successfully pass the NCBTMB Board Certification Exam, as well as meet the requirements, in order to become Board Certified. Also, it’s important to check with your state, or any state you wish to practice in, to verify the appropriate state requirements.
I don’t have a Massage School Diploma, can I be certified?
Yes. NCBTMB’s Portfolio Review allows applicants to demonstrate that they have the educational equivalent to the standard eligibility requirements.