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FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination

The mission of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is to support its Member Boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner. In carrying out this mission, the Federation ensures the provision of a valid, reliable licensing examination to determine entry-level competence.

The examination developed by the FSMTB on behalf of its Member Boards is the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). To ensure the examination reflects current practice, a Job Task Analysis Survey was developed with contributions by over 50 content experts under the guidance of 15 testing and psychometric experts. The Job Task Analysis was further validated by input from 7,646 massage, bodywork and somatic professionals representing every state in the USA. The MBLEx is administered through Pearson VUE at high-security test centers across the United States.

Downloads

Please Note: Windows-based PC is required; Tutorials are not available for Mac platforms.


Please note: Flagging exam questions for later review is not permitted on the MBLExp.

Scheduling Information

Application, Fees & Eligibility

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  • Applied to take the exam through FSMTB or through a State licensing board / agency;
  • Paid the examination fee to FSMTB;.
  • Received a Notice to Schedule indicating your eligibility to sit for the examination

Schedule Your Exam Appointment

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your Candidate ID from the Notice to Schedule FSMTB sent you after you applied and were authorized to take the MBLEx. Appointments may be made through Pearson VUE online or over the phone.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
Last updated 2014-07-23