When you graduate from CFMNH, you will receive your Massage & Bodywork Therapy Certification from our school. You will then be prepared to take one of the following exams which is a requirement in most states before you can apply for a license to practice:
MASSAGE & BODYWORK LICENSING EXAM
Effective December 2010, the N.C. Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy will accept the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) as part of their licensure requirement or the National Certification Board Exam.
Several states are migrating towards using the MBLEx offered through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, including North Carolina, as part of their licensure requirements.
The MBLEx is administered through Pearson VUE at high-security test centers across the United States
To apply for the MBLEx, visit the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Exams
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork is required in many state in order to obtain professional licensure. We highly recommend that all of our graduates take this exam even if it is not required where you plan to practice as it is a widly recognized credential, and respected throughout the massage therapy industy.
NCBTMB offers several levels of exams. The majority of our graduates take and pass their National Certification Board Exam and we are pleased to boast a 94% pass rate for 2009. It is significant because the national average pass rate is only 69%. If any school you are considering boasts a higher pass rate on their exam, ask for proof. We are among the very top pass rates in the country, and are happy to prove that to you through documentation provided by the NCBTMB. You can access the NCBTMB directly at http://www.ncbtmb.org/certification.php
Please note that there are some states that require no exam whatsoever, or those who require their own State Board exam. These requirements change often, so please check with your state before enrolling in any school so that you are certain of the educational requirements for practicing in your state. For a current listing of individual state requirements, click here.