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FSMTB Applauds AMTA’s Endorsement of MBLEx as Preferred Entry-Level Licensing Examination in All States

The Board of Directors of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) wishes to acknowledge the leadership of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in endorsing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) as the best choice of a licensing exam that can lead to portability of massage practice.

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FSMTB Introduces Director of Government Relations Sally Hacking, MSN, RN

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Hacking, MSN, RN, as Director of Government Relations.

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FSMTB Elects New Leadership

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held in Seattle, Washington, with representatives from 26 state licensing boards and agencies, schools, and prominent national businesses and professional associations in attendance.

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Response to Stakeholders

In recent days, following the executive level changes at the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the FSMTB has been inundated with communications asking that the FSMTB take a firm stand offering stability and guidance to the profession.

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Florida Latest State to Adopt MBLEx

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) today announced Florida is the most recent state to adopt the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) as an entry-level competence exam.

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