Have you set big goals for 2019? If you are graduating from massage school, moving to a state that requires you to take a licensing exam, or jumping back into the massage profession after a hiatus- you might find yourself in the position of taking the MBLEX this year (Remember, the NCETMB is no longer an option). If passing the MBLEx and getting licensed are part of your goals for 2019, I want to help you get there. To do that, you need to know a little more about the history of changes to exam content and pass rates.
Back in 2014, the FSMTB implemented a few changes to the MBLEx. Many test takers were not prepared for these changes. Massage schools were also not prepared to help students adjust to the new format and changes. It is hard to believe that years later, I still see students that are not provided with updated information about the MBLEx.
Pass rates from July 2017 through June 2018 are based on 23,232 MBLEx attempts according to the latest FSMTB report. The pass rate for first-time test takers was 73.9%. The pass rate for repeat attempts was 40.9%. The overall pass rate was slightly higher at 67.8%. That means almost 33% of test takers fail their exam.
Now, let’s look at the recent changes to the MBLEx and get you ready for your exam.