How do you know which licensing or certification exam to take?
- Find out which exam is required in the state you want to perform massage.
- If all of them are accepted then you need to decide what you want.
- The MBLEx is a licensing exam; there are no CEUs required, no renewal fee, no certification standing
- The NCETM and NCETMB is a certification exam which will give you a certification. To keep your certification you will need to renew and perform continuing education.
- There is also another exam, NESL, please see the NCBTMB website below for more information on that exam.
- If you are planning to work in a state that doesn’t require you to take either, than you can decide whether or not you want to take a licensing exam or a certification exam depending on what you are hoping to accomplish with taking the exam.
- Some therapists choose to take both and that is acceptable as well
To learn more about these exams please go to:
www.fsmtb.org – MBLEx
www.ncbtmb.org – NCETM, NCETMB and NESL