For Graduated Students

MBLEx Exam

The MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is governed by the FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards). It is designed to provide a standard examination for students of massage for entry-level professional scope of practice in gaining licensure. States Regulating Massage: https://www.fsmtb.org/consumer-information/regulated-states/

After successfully completing the student massage clinic, students will receive a Transcript Consent Form once filled out and submitted to Rehabs administrative assistant will allow the Rehabilitative Health Department to forward your CCRI transcript to MBLEx assuming there is no hold on your account. This will qualify you to schedule to take the exam. Use the link below to familiarize yourself with the MBLEx process. https://www.fsmtb.org/mblex/application-process/

To Sit for the MBLEX exam, you must be a graduate of an Assigned School:

NCBTMB

 

Licensing

Please check with the state boards responsible for licensing massage therapists where you want to practice. In the state of Rhode Island, it is the RI Department of Health who requires the following

RI Board of Massage Therapist Checklist

Double check all documents you submit are valid & not expired. There is guidance on the application process as well answers to any of your frequently ask questions found here at the link below

http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/7016.pdf

Title 23- Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-20.8
Licensing of Massage Therapists

SECTION 23-20.8-9 Persons exempt.

(4) Graduates from an approved educational program, may practice massage therapy only under the supervision of one, assigned, onsite licensed massage therapist. Graduates have ninety (90) days from the date on the application fee receipt, to meet licensure requirements of this state in accordance with regulations prescribed by the board. 

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-20.8/23-20.8-9.HTM

 

Hourly Transcript Request

Some state licensing boards do not require MBLEx such as Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, & Hawaii and instead may request your transcripts be converted into total massage clocked hours.

The CCRI Transcript that you get once you graduate details your credits earned- not the hours you spent in class or doing fieldwork.Therefore, if you are applying for licensing in a state requiring hourly transcript – you need to fill out an Hourly Transcript Request Form. When you have Fully completed this form and signed it, submit it to the Rehab Health Admin Assistant who will then prepare it into total calculated hours.

*To avoid complications be aware and verify the name you registered with the school is the same on all your documents. Also double check your transcripts are accurate before and complete before submitting them to the licensing’s board.*

 

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Contact Information

Regina Cobb
Director, Therapeutic Massage Program,
website Content Manager
rmcobb@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1672

Deborah Watson
Associate Director of Enrollment Services
dwatson@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1624

Billie Jane Valente
Advising & Counseling
bvalente@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1641

This page developed and maintained by Therapeutic Massage Program. Send comments and suggestions to rmcobb@ccri.edu .


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Last Updated: 12/7/17