NCBTMB Recertification Information


At this time we only offer one course:

A certificate will be available online in your account upon completion with a passing grade.  This can be printed to send in for your recertification.

As of January 1, 2013 the NCBTMB credential of “National Certification” was retired and the “Board Certification” credential was introduced. Taking some NCBTMB-certified massage therapists by surprise, these changes have caused a lot of confusion. If you previously held National Certification and now need to renew, your only option for retaining a credential through the NCBTMB is to become Board Certified. To renew to Board Certification you must:

Show proof that you have completed a minimum of 750 hours of education, which would include the NCBTMB’s core program requirements and any continuing education
Show proof that you have completed 250 hours of professional hands-on experience over a specified period of time. The NCBTMB indicates that this proof could be in the form of a date book or a letter from your employer. (If you have other documentation or require other options for documentation we recommend contacting the NCBTMB directly for your specific needs.)
Maintain and show proof of current CPR certification
Complete the Board Certification application
Consent to a criminal background check on your application
Indicate in your application that you are committed to the NCBTMB Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
Indicate in your application that you are committed to opposing Human Trafficking
Pay a fee of $85. (More information regarding this can be found at the NCBTMB’s website.)