Many people taking the MBLEx are moving and unsure where they’ll be in the next one to six months. Because of this, one of the most common questions or blog comments is, “Where can I take the MBLEx?”
Or you may have similar testing questions:
- I am moving to Texas, Florida, or insert your State here, do I have to take my exam there?
- Can I take the exam before I move, or do I need to wait?
- Do I need to take the test in the same state I am applying for a license?
Luckily, I have good news for those of you in this type of situation. You can take your exam at any Pearson Testing Center that the FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) has authorized. There are Pearson testing centers all over the United States that allow people to sit and take the MBLEx every day.
You do not need to take the MBLEx in the same state where you are applying for a license. The exam is not state-specific – meaning if you take your exam in Illinois, the content outline is not any different than the exams taken in North Carolina. This does not mean that your questions are the same (because they are not), just the content outline throughout the country is the same.
Where can I take the MBLEx? How to find a testing center
To locate a testing center, Pearson Testing Center, Pearson Vue Center, or Pearson Professional Center that the FSMTB has authorized to proctor the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination), click on the link below.
How do I send the results of my exam to the massage therapy board?
You do not send your exam results to the board where you are applying, the FSMTB will do that. The basic application process for the MBLEx is like this:
- Send in your MBLEx application to the FSMTB
- Receive authorization to test (ATT)
- It is at this point you will request where you want to test and where you want your results sent
When you sign up to take your exam and get your authorization to test (ATT), one of the questions you will be asked by the FSMTB is where do you want your results sent. When you are asked that question, you can request to have your results sent to the state where you are seeking a license. This means if you are moving to Florida and applying for a massage license there, request that your results be sent to the Florida Board of Massage Therapy. The state you test in and the state you want your scores sent to do not need to be the same.
Also, if you take the test in Washington for the board and fail your exam and move, you can choose a new location when you get your new authorization to test.
Failed the MBLEx? Read more here about my tips to pass.
I am trying to get licensed as a massage therapist in more than one state, how do I request my scores get sent to multiple states?
You can request that your scores be sent to more than state. However, I believe there is a $25 charge for each additional state you want your MBLEx results sent to after the first one which I think it’s free. If you have already taken the MBLEx, just fill out an score request form to have your scores forwarded to the state where you are applying for a license.
For more on getting licensed as a massage therapist in multiple states, click here.
Can I take the MBLEx online?
No. This exam must be taken at the testing center. It cannot be taken at home.
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