The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) qualifies success candidates as licensed massage therapists.
The MBLEx is available for anyone, but candidates still need to adhere to each state’s licensing board qualifications. The MBLEx is one of the more simple tests to apply for, as it only requires the candidate meet the state board requirements. The candidate must pay the $195 exam fee at the time of applying. In addition, candidates should abide by FSMTB policies.
Candidates who have been approved to sit for the exam will receive notification in the mail. At that time, each person has 90 days to schedule and sit for the exam at a computer-based testing center. The testing centers are located all over the US and provide a convenient means for most to take the test.
The MBLEx covers a wide range of topics covering all things Massage and Bodywork. The test has been designed to cover all the fundamentals as well as detailed topics relevant to the practice of therapy. The scope of the test may bring out questions outside an individual’s training, but this should not happen often or with any frequency, as the test is designed around the basics of the practice.
Candidates can expect to be questioned on the following topics:
* Anatomy and Physiology
* Pathology, Caution Areas, and Special Populations
* Benefits of physiological effects of techniques that manipulate soft tissue
* Ethics and Laws
* Professional Practice Standards
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