Massage Exam News : FSMTB and NCBTMB have reached an Agreement. NCBTMB will no longer accept applications to utilize their Licensing exams effective November 1, 2014 for completion February 1, 2015. The MBLEx will be the sole licensing exam for the Massage Profession, this will facilitate portability and standardization for Massage Therapists.
The MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards FSMTB). It is designed to provide a standard examination for students of Massage for entry-level professional scope of practice in gaining licensure. The FSMTB was established in 2005 with the intent to build a support system for the Member Boards. Their goals from the beginning were to work towards cooperation in implementing regulations and procedures for the requirements to establish safe and effective Massage Therapy and Bodywork practices.
The MBLEx is not set up to trick or deceive the test taker. There is only one real answer to a test question. You will have 2 hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. If you take breaks your time doesn’t stop. The examination is scored on a scale starting at 300 and ending at 900. A passing score of 630 implies a minimum standard for competent practice as a Massage Therapist. The diagnostic information for each category and your numbered score will be given to you at the testing center when your exam is completed. Score results are based on the difficulty and number of questions you answer correctly.
The exam has eight concentrated areas of content:
Client assessment, reassessment, and treatment plans, Benefits and Physiological effects of Techniques, Pathology with Contraindications, areas of Caution, and Special Populations, Massage and Bodywork Modalities/ Culture/ History, Ethics- Boundaries-Laws & Regulations, Guidelines for Professional Practice, Kinesiology, and Anatomy & Physiology.
The Content Outline for the MBLEx breaks down further the categories used for establishing the questions in the MBLEx.
**Effective July 1st 2014 the MBLEx Content weight has changed to:
The breakdown of the 100 massage questions on the MBLEx is as follows:
16-18 questions on Client Assessment, Reassessment, and Treatment plans 17% (Assessment)
13-16 questions Benefits and Physiological effects of Techniques 14% (Application)
12-15 questions on Pathology with Contraindications, areas of Caution, and Special Populations 13% (Pathology)
4-6 questions on Massage and Bodywork Modalities/ Culture/ History 5% (CAM)
14-17 questions on Ethics, Boundaries, Laws & Regulations 15% (Professional)
12-15 questions on Guidelines for Professional Practice 13% (Professional)
10-12 questions on Kinesiology 11% (A&P)
11-13 questions on Anatomy & Physiology 12% (A&P / Body Systems)
for a total of 100 questions
MBLEx Fees: $195.00. If you fail the exam you will have to apply and pay the fees again.
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