As a massage blogger and continuing education provider, I receive a lot of questions from people preparing to take a licensing exam.
Some are just about to graduate. Some are working to become licensed after being out of school a few months or even a few years. Others are moving to a state that requires an exam score after being grandfathered into licensure or working in a state without licensing requirements.
The most common questions I hear from these people are:
“Which exam would you take?”
“What study materials can you recommend?”
Everything I’d heard in the massage world said the MBLEx was now the preferred exam. The problem is I took the NCETMB twelve years ago, when it was the only licensing exam available.
I didn’t feel comfortable recommending an exam I hadn’t taken.