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 for 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.
So I decided I would take the MBLEx
But after being out of school for over a decade, I was going to need to study.
I dug out my old notes, dusted off some Anatomy and Physiology books. I scrolled through massage study guides on Amazon, and looked at a couple different exam prep services.
I found some good stuff, but I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for: One Resource.
I wanted topic specific quizzes to sharpen my weak spots.
I wanted exam simulations to get a feel for the real thing.
I wanted a study guide that was up-to-date with current information about the MBLEx.
I wanted peer support; someone to go to when I had questions, or needed advice.
I knew I would not always have my books with me, so having something that I could access from a computer, tablet, or phone would be convenient.
Creating One Resource
Using my years of experience in the massage field and online education, I set out to create Massage Exam Academy. One resource with all the information, guidance and tips future colleagues would need to pass the MBLEx.
After I completed writing the study guide, practice questions and developing the site, I had a group of massage students audit the information and give me their feedback as they prepared for the MBLEx. The feedback was positive.
Then I had one final experiment, taking the MBLEx myself. Studying with the package I had put together, I was able to walk into the Pearson Vue center feeling prepared and confident. A couple of hours later I walked out with a passing score (817).
I feel extremely comfortable recommending the MBLEx and offering this product as an effective preparation tool. I have a lot of confidence in this program and you.
Click here to learn more about using Massage Exam Academy to prepare for the MBLEx.
If while studying, you find yourself struggling with a certain subject, fighting a case of last-minute exam anxiety, or just have a question about anything in the massage field – send me an email or give me a call.
I would be happy to help!