FSMTB is committed to ensuring schools have the knowledge and information about MBLEx policies and procedures for their students and faculty. Should you have questions pertaining to the following school services, please contact mblex@fsmtb.org.

FSMTB Massage Education Policy
This policy was revised subsequent to the passage of a resolution put forth by the Georgia Board of Massage and adopted by the FSMTB Membership at the 2016 annual meeting.

Effective July 1, 2017, candidates seeking access to the MBLEx will be required to substantiate either: 
a.    enrollment in and having received education and training in all subject areas of the MBLEx Content Outline from an approved massage therapy education program; or

b.    graduation from an approved massage therapy education program.

Substantiation documentation must be submitted to FSMTB directly from the education program. An approved massage therapy education program is one that is approved or recognized by the state board or agency authorized to regulate massage therapy in the state in which the school is located.
In the event the massage therapy board/agency does not approve or recognize education programs, approval or recognition from the relevant state department of education or like agency, in the state in which the school is located, shall apply. In the event of a conflict between the state board/agency and department of education, the approval or recognition of the massage therapy board/agency shall prevail.

You may contact Kevin Snedden, Director of Professional Standards, at ksnedden@fsmtb.org if you have any questions.

Add or Update School Contact Information 
Would like to receive regular MBLEx updates? If so, please email us at info@fsmtb.org to be added to our distribution list. Please provide:

  • Your name
  • School name and address
  • Email address
  • Telephone Number
  • Website

To ensure you do not miss any communications from the MBLEx office please update FSMTB with any changes including:

  • School move or change of address
  • Addition of campuses
  • School name change
  • Key personnel changes
  • Website or email address changes

To change, update or add any of these items, please send an email to  info@fsmtb.org.

Bulk Requests for Candidate Handbook
The FSMTB will provide schools with free printed copies of the MBLEx Candidate Handbook upon request. Simply send your request to mblex@fsmtb.org, include the number of Handbooks needed and the shipping address. Please do not include a PO Box as your shipping address. Handbook requests are processed daily.

School Performance Report Requests
FSMTB will generate School Performance Reports at your request; they do not go out automatically. Anytime your school needs a report you may send an email (from your school email address) to mblex@fsmtb.org and let us know the date range the report needs to cover. Please include your school name and location in the email. It may take up to 7 business days to generate and forward the report to your email.

FSMTB informational videos

MBLEx Concerns?

 Will it be hard?    Do I know enough?

What if I don’t pass?

Are these crazy rumors true?

At FSMTB we are here to help you understand as much as possible about the exam and address your concerns. We are always happy to talk with you and listen to your input - we want to help.

Take a look at this video where our executive director addresses some common concerns about the MBLEx.


What to Expect Video

This video was designed with the examination candidate in mind! It provides insight into what you can expect the exam to be like at the testing center. There is information that covers how to answer the exam questions, how to manage the onscreen options when viewing the questions, as well as what to expect when the exam time comes to an end.

Transcript: What to Expect Video

Exam Security Video

This video emphasizes the non-disclosure agreement that all exam candidates must agree to before taking the MBLEx. The MBLEx is copyrighted; therefore any breaches of the non-disclosure agreement are potentially punishable in a court of law. FSMTB cannot stress enough the importance of this agreement! Exam applicants are encouraged to review this area carefully to avoid the consequences of non-compliance!

Transcript: Exam Security Video

Identification Video

Transcript: Identification Video

Computer Adaptive Testing

Transcript: Computer Adaptive Testing Video