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jdcan wrote:Has everyone seen the new requirements for recertification?
Looks like some people may need to play catch-up to remain certified.
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=781 ... 448a5d68d3
I think that they are still trying to get EVERY state to accept NCTM as requirement for their licensing.
Looks like another reason for these states to use the MLBX
alwayslearning wrote:I'm planning on taking my test sometime this year or next. I graduated from class in 2006, I think from a 500hr class. Will this mean that I need an additional 250hrs in order to meet the requirements to take the test?
Requirements for the Board Certification Credential:
Requirements for the new Board Certification Credential, launching during the first quarter of 2013 are:
passing the Board Certification Exam (not necessary if your National Certification is active)
750 hours of education (this includes hours from your core program along with CE from an NCBTMB Assigned School, Approved Provider or courses taken from an accredited college or university)
250 hours of documented hands-on massage, actual work experience; 25 hours of volunteer massage may be applied to the 250 hours. Hours must be achieved after graduation and in no less than six months.
passing a national background check
agreeing to uphold NCBTMB’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
maintaining current CPR certification
signing an anti-human trafficking pledge
oceankayak wrote:I was just informed by NCBTMB that I will need 250 hours more of schooling to become Board Certified but since my renewal is up in December I am able to let it slide until 2016. I am very upset by this. I have been a massage therapist since 1999, have had my own practice for 11 years and am now being told I need an additional two hundred and fifty hours??? I recently sold my practice and am going to school full time to become a Physician Assistant. I am able to meet the ceu criteria but obtaining that 250 hours on top of the schooling I will be doing over the next four years is impossible. I keep some clients and this is the reason I wanted to remain certified but I guess I will not re-certify. Who comes up with these new changes, anyway? I will be sure to vote against the current president and other officials next session. Shouldn't there be some sort of grandfather clause? I am sure I am not the only massage therapist who has been doing massage for so long and is ouraged by this!!!!
NCLMBT wrote:I am quite confused and I'm currently waiting for a response from the board. I know that I don't have to keep the certification as it does not affect my state license...but I want to keep it. I think it sounds more professional to say that you are nationally certified and state licensed. I would really like to transition to board certified but there is an issue with my meeting the requirements. My state only requires 500 hours of schooling. I would be up for renewal in February 2014. At that time, my total education hours (including CE credits) will be 548 hours. It would be impossible for me to do another 202 hours before February. Can I not transition because of that? Does anyone know?