Introduction to the NCETM / NCETMB
Exerpt from the 725 Question NCETM Practice Exam Kit
The NCBTMB, or the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to establish a minimum level of competency for the massage therapy profession. The NCBTMB was accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance in 1993 and maintains the certification to this day. The accreditation assures that the NCBTMB’s program is conducted under strict standards of compliance and fairness. There are 160 questions on both exams. However, the NCETMB adds questions about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The last section of the Tests.com Practice Test addresses CAM theories and concepts. On the actual exam, the NCBTMB scores the questions differently such that some questions possess a higher score potential than others. For this reason, it is not possible to discern how many questions you need to answer correctly to pass. Instead, the NCBTMB calculates the sum of all questions based on their weighting to quantify a passing or failing score. A minimum score of 300 out of 400 is needed to pass.