Massage Therapy Assessment For Certification (MTAC)

The Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC) is a personalized assessment of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the NCBTMB Board Certification Exam.

Composed of 120 multiple-choice questions and graded in raw score format, the tool assesses various areas reflective of both the NCBTMB Board Certification Exam and core curriculum, including: Massage Modalities, Techniques and Manual Forces, Applied Science (Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology/Injury, and Pharmacology), Professional Communication, Professionalism and Ethics, Laws and Business Practices, Self Care, and Assessment.

The MTAC provides an individual with a total percentage score, as well as a percentage score per category. Such a personalized breakdown empowers the individual to determine which areas to improve upon prior to attempting the Board Certification Exam. The assessment also reflects how well the individual has digested and maintained key information learned in core curriculum.

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MTAC Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older; AND
  • Pass a criminal background check (performed by NCBTMB)*
  • And one of the following:
    • Proof of current enrollment or graduation from an NCBTMB Assigned School; OR
    • Proof of current enrollment or graduation from a minimum 500-hour entry level massage therapy program in the US, Canada or US Territories.

*The background check is valid for two-years, should you wish to pursue Board Certification within that timeframe.

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MTAC Costs

$135 (Includes Application, Exam & Background Check)

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