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September 26, 2018

Massage Certification Testing Changes in California in 2019


It has recently come to our attention that as of January 1, 2019 the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) will no longer be required to attain state certification through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). However, this is only a temporary change. The removal of the MBLEx as a requirement for certification will only be in place for the period of January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020. The MBLEx will be reinstated as a testing requirement beginning January 2, 2021.

Please note; the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork does not anticipate any changes to our curriculum as a result of this recent news. We strongly encourage all current and future students to prepare for and/or take the MBLEx examination as the testing requirement will be reinstated January 1, 2021 and is presently a requirement for licensure/ certification in nearly every other US state.

For our current students, a representative from administration will be stopping by each class some time during the next week to discuss this in more detail and answer any questions you might have.

For more information, please visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1480 and scroll to SEC. 23. Section 4604 of the Business and Professions Code to see the amendment.

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Thanks for sharing this important update!

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