In order to become a massage therapist in the state of North Carolina, you will be required to attend a school, and earn a passing grade on the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). The resources below, as well as our MBLEx Practice Exams, will help you navigate this licensing process.

Getting Your License

The FSMTB governs and administers the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). The MBLEx serves the massage therapy and regulatory communities as the most appropriate and lone entry-level licensure examination. Currently, the MBLEx is utilized for licensure in 44 of the 48 regulated states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Remember, passing the MBLEx is only one of the steps necessary for licensure in your state. Please check with the state licensing board or agency about the requirements for licensure where you plan to practice. To ensure the MBLEx reflects current practice, 50 content experts, with the guidance of 15 testing and psychometric experts, developed a Job Task Analysis Survey. This Job Task Analysis was validated by input from 7,646 massage, bodywork, and somatic professionals from across the United States. Accordingly, the MBLEx is administered through Pearson VUE at high-security test centers located throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.