Specialty Certificates

A Specialty Certificate symbolizes advanced education and training in a particular modality or when working with a specific population—requirements both massage therapy leaders and healthcare organizations agree are necessary to:

  1. Further elevate the standards of massage therapy
  2. Further massage therapy’s role in integrative healthcare
  3. Provide therapists access to high-quality, advanced programs for specific modalities and populations
  4. Ensure patients receive the best possible care

The creation of NCBTMB’s Specialty Certificate Program furthers its mission of defining and advancing standards by creating yet another career pathway for massage therapists. By partnering with major healthcare organizations and academic programs across the country, Specialty Certificates empower current and future massage therapists with the top-notch education and experience necessary to succeed in various environments or when working with specific populations. NCBTMB’s Specialty Certificate Program provides the credentials to prove such training, as well as continues to tier the profession—an evolution NCBTMB is proud to be a part of with Board Certification, and now with Specialty Certificates.

Please see below for a list of current Specialty Certificate Program Partners and the appropriate requirements.

Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare

Specialty Certificate in Sports Massage

Specialty Certificate in Military Veteran Massage (NY Only)

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Specialty Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitative Massage

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Specialty Certificate in Spa Management


Specialty Certificate in Pain & Palliative Care

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Specialty Certificate in Oncology Massage

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