The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork  (NCBTMB) is conducting a nationwide search for a new CEO. On July 18 a representative of the NCBTMB told MASSAGE Magazine, “NCB is still engaged in a national search for the CEO position.” On June 26 the NCBTMB accounted that Laura Culver Edgar had been named interim CEO.

On June 2007 MASSAGE Magazine reported the hiring of NCBTMB CEO Christopher Laxton. Reason for Laxton’s departure from the NCBTMB have not been made available.

The NCBTMB developed the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage. Thirty-two of the 39 states that regulate massage therapists use or recognize one or more of the exams.