OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (June 15, 2011) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) released its annual call for candidates for the board of directors earlier today. Communications are being sent to certificants via email and postcard, and candidate applications are available on the website – www.ncbtmb.org.

Call for candidates for NCBTMB 2011 Election

NCBTMB annually elects members to the board of directors by a vote of the certificants in good standing as of July 1 of the current election year. This year there is one position open for election, with a four-year term that begins at the board’s annual meeting in 2012. To apply as a candidate for election to the board of directors, you must complete and submit NCBTMB’s Candidate Application.


The position is open to certificants who are: practitioners of therapeutic massage and/or bodywork; researchers; educators; school owners/administrators; or individuals who may contribute professionally to the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork through their work with government regulatory agencies or licensure boards.

To be considered for a certificant member of the board, an applicant must:

1) Be credentialed by NCBTMB for a minimum of three years

2) Have a minimum of five years’ experience in the profession of therapeutic massage/bodywork

3) Agree to abide by NCBTMB’s conflict of interest policy, code of conduct for volunteers and other agreements included in the candidate application packet

4) Commit to the time and travel necessary to be a fully participating member of the board, including attendance at meetings, serving as a liaison to committees and travel on behalf of the board


The NCBTMB was established in 1992 as an independent, nonprofit organization fostering the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of therapeutic massage and bodywork through two recognized credentialing programs. NCBTMB examinations are currently accepted or recognized in statute or rule by 38 states plus the District of Columbia. There are nearly 87,000 professionals with NCBTMB certification. NCBTMB’s certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.