OVERLAND PARK, Kan. The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards invites massage and bodywork therapy professionals to participate in the 2017 Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey. This survey, which will be available until August 18, 2017, seeks to ensure that the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) reflects current practice. 

Practitioners from varied specialties and all levels of experience are invited to participate in the JTA. The survey is a formal process for determining or verifying what tasks therapists perform, under what working conditions they perform them, what they must know to execute them, and the skills they must possess to safely and competently work in the profession. The results of the JTA define the domains of relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent entry-level practice, and inform the content of the MBLEx. The 2017 JTA will be made public, for use within the profession.

The JTA is administered every five to seven years. In its previous iterations in 2007 and 2012, the survey garnered responses from thousands of professionals. This input adds to the integrity of the examination process, contributes to efforts leading to portability for therapists, and lends to the overall credibility of the profession.

To access the Job Task Analysis Survey, please click here



For further details or to request an interview, contact Emily Derrick, communications manager, at ederrick@fsmtb.org or 913-681-0380.



FSMTB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership organization composed of massage and bodywork regulatory and licensing boards and agencies from 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. FSMTB’s mission is to support its member boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner. For more information, please visit www.fsmtb.org.