In October the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced the creation of its new National Certification for Advanced Practice. Yesterday the NCBTMB said it had launched an online job-task analysis survey as part of its move to develop the new certification.

The survey asks practitioners to determine the knowledge, skills and abilities that an advanced practitioner must possess, as well as the level of importance that should be placed on each.

The NCBTMB’s Advanced Practice Job Task Analysis survey can be accessed at Read a complete press release about the survey here: “Advanced Certification Job Task Analysis Survey Goes ‘Live.'”

To learn more about the NCAP, visit the Advanced Certification section of NCBTMB’s website at, or contact NCBTMB Director of Exam Development Elizabeth Langston, CAE, at (630) 652-0482 or