Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 19, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key leadership transitions with the renewal of Steve Kirin as Chief Executive Officer, Teresa Matthews, LMT, CPT, BCTMB, as Chair-Elect, and Dr. Stuart Watts, D.O.M., as Treasurer, effective immediately.
Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 15, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Board of Directors announced today the departure of Dr. Leena S. Guptha from her role of Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Dr. Guptha was offered a transformational career opportunity in the field of Education and, cooperatively with the NCBTMB Board of Directors, determined it was in the best interest of all concerned to transition at this time.
Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 29, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to introduce the profession’s first Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare, available April 11, 2016.
Burr Ridge, Ill./Overland Park, Kan. (March 25, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) announced today the following joint statement:
“NCBTMB and FSMTB are working toward a partnership regarding Continuing Education. We look forward to open dialog and collaboration between the two organizations.”
Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 15, 2016) – With a heavy heart, Chief Executive Officer, Steve Kirin, announced today his decision not to renew his contract with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Kirin will remain in his current role until May 20, 2016.
Kirin began his NCBTMB journey as Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Soon after, in 2013, he was elevated to Chief Executive Officer. From the very start, Kirin made it his personal mission to audit and restructure all facets of the organization to achieve greater efficiencies, financial stability, and purpose within the profession.
December 18, 2015—The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL to continue dialog on a variety of issues facing the massage therapy profession. The coalition comprises seven organizations participating on an equal footing, in an atmosphere of mutual participation and respect. Two representatives from each of the organizations participated in the daylong conversation.
Since 2012, NCBTMB sponsors its Approved Providers of Continuing Education to teach New York LMTs. To be clear, there is a separate procedure to become sponsored to teach to our New York massage therapy community, and each Approved Provider interested in becoming sponsored must meet specific requirements.
NCBTMB's partnering education company, Pearson Vue, has restored access to the Career Management System, effective immediately.
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Important: Career Management System Outage Update
NCBTMB's partnering education company, Pearson VUE, has informed us of an important update regarding the current CMS outage.
Today, Pearson VUE released the following statement regarding the root of the CMS outage: