The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is an autonomous, not-for-profit organization comprised of state regulatory boards and agencies that regulate the massage therapy profession. The FSMTB was established in 2005 and operates under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All revenue collected by the organization is used to enhance FSMTB programs, maintain and improve the quality of the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), and provide support to Members in fulfilling their responsibility of protecting the public. 

FSMTB is governed by a board of directors made up of 7 voting directors and 2 non-voting members (Immediate Past President and Executive Director). The 7 voting positions are elected into office at the FSMTB annual meeting of the delegate assembly. In making nominations, the Nominating Committee considers diversity in ethnicity, gender, geographic distribution and professional experience. Ultimately, the mission of the board of directors and the FSMTB is to support our member boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner. 

Regulatory Affiliations

Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB)

FARB's mission is to advance excellence in regulation of the professions in the interest of public protection.  They fulfill these goals particularly in the areas of administration, assessment and law. The FSMTB is a governing member. 

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)

CLEAR is an association of individuals, agencies and organizations that comprise the international community of professional and occupational regulation.