The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, non-profit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools.
NCBTMB introduced the Board Certification credential. This credential requires that participants pass the Board Certification exam and complete 750 hours of education, 250 hours of hands-on work experience, pass a background check, commit to oppose human trafficking and hold a current CPR certificate.