Specialty Certificate programs were developed to provide training in specific modalities and for work with specific populations. In light of NCBTMB’s strategic focuses on its core programs of Board Certification and Approved Provider, the NCBTMB Board discontinued Specialty Certificate programs in December 2021. NCBTMB continues to support all massage therapists in their pursuit of lifelong learning through the NCBTMB Approved Provider program, which gives access to the highest quality continuing education in the profession, including many advanced programs. To locate an NCBTMB Approved Provider, visit the NCBTMB directory.
Current enrollee in a Specialty Certificate education program:
For those currently enrolled in a program with a Specialty Certificate education provider, you must complete your course work by March 31, 2022 to be eligible for the Specialty Certificate exam. All exams must be taken by August 31, 2022.
Current Specialty Certificate holders:
Those having received the Specialty Certificates can still proudly display their accomplishment in attaining the credential.
Education Provider Organizations:
We thank the organizations that provided education for the Specialty Certificate program. Please see below for more information.