The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards invites massage and bodywork therapy professionals to participate in its 2022 Job Task Analysis Survey. This survey seeks to ensure that the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx®) reflects current practice.
About the Job Task Analysis
Practitioners with all levels of experience are invited to participate in its Job Task Analysis Survey. According to a press release from FSMTB, the survey is a formal process for determining or verifying what massage and bodywork therapists do in practice. This information is used to determine the content of the MBLEx® and make sure it is relevant to the practice of massage and bodywork therapy.
The 2022 Job Task Analysis will be made public, for use within the profession. The Job Task Analysis is administered every five to seven years. In its previous iterations in 2007, 2012, and 2017, the survey garnered responses from thousands of professionals, according to FSMTB. “This input adds to the integrity of the examination process, contributes to efforts leading to portability for therapists, and supports overall credibility of the profession,” the press release noted.
A separate survey follows the Job Task Analysis that takes about five minutes to complete. The FSMTB is asking massage and bodywork therapists to provide information about their experience(s) with sexual harassment by clients.
To access the Job Task Analysis Survey and the Sexual Harassment Survey, please visit www.fsmtb.org. Both surveys are voluntary and anonymous.
Established in 2005, FSMTB is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of state regulatory boards and agencies that regulate the massage therapy profession. All revenue collected by the organization is used to enhance FSMTB programs, maintain and improve the quality of the MBLEx® and provide support to FSMTB Member Boards in fulfilling their responsibility of protecting the public.