The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) recently announced the launch of a project to develop a new national program to provide state regulatory agencies with a centralized quality assurance process for the renewal of state licensure or state certification.

The new Maintenance of Core Competence Program is summarized in a press release posted to MASSAGE Magazine‘s website.

Shortly after the announcement from the FSMTB, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announced its concern with the program and encouraged massage therapists to read and provide feedback on the FSMTB’s announcement.

“The AMTA encourages all massage therapists, students and educators to review the recent proposal by FSMTB regarding a program for renewal of massage therapy licenses and certifications,” read an AMTA press release. ” AMTA believes it is vital for all stakeholders in the profession to read the proposal carefully and express their views to the FSMTB.”

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