In developing the examination, every effort is made to respect and include the various forms of massage & bodywork practiced in the United States. Reviews of the field are conducted periodically to ensure that the examination remains relevant to current practice standards.
Exam Content Development
There is continuous involvement from the regulatory community, as well as testing and psychometric professionals, at every step of the exam development process. A fundamental requirement for best practices in testing is to conduct a formal Job Task Analysis (JTA) every five to seven years to ensure the examination reflects current practice.
FSMTB is in the process of analyzing results from the 2017 JTA. Results will be made available to the public once this process is complete.