As of July 1st, 2014 The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) has put more emphasis on the MBLEx exam focusing on Professional Ethics and Guidelines, Anatomy & Physiology, followed by Assessment and Application. There’s been slight changes in increases and decreases in the make up and breakdown of the MBLEx content weight. The percentages and questions are as follows:
- MBLEx Exam Content:
- 16 to 18 questions on Client Assessment, Reassessment and Treatment plans. This will consist of 17% of the exam.
- 13 to16 questions on Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques. This will consists of 14% of the exam
- 12 to 15 questions on Pathology with Contraindications, areas of Caution and Special Population. This will consist of 13% of the exam.
- 4 to 6 questions on Massage and Bodyworks Modalities/Culture and History. This will consist of 5% of the exam.
- 14 to 17 questions on Ethics, Boundaries, Laws & Regulations. This will consist of 15% of the exam.
- 12 to 15 questions on Guidelines for Professional Practice. This will consit of 13% of the exam.
- 10 to 12 questions on Kinesiology. This will consist of 11% of the exam
- .1 to 13 questions Anatomy & Physiology. This will consist of 12% of the exam.
While MBLEx content of Anatomy & Physiology, Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that manipulate soft tissue down to about 3%, Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations, Guidelines for Professional Practice up to about 3%. When preparing to take the MBLEx certification, we highly recommend to prepare and study accordingly.
Having a hundred set of questions, the MBLEx exam has a two hour time limit. Those who prepare for the exam seldom have any problems come exam day. Get a good nights sleep the night before and best rested come exam day. Implementing an online study guide or doing practice exams can be a great beneficial assett as well. If you know before hand what to study it gives you a great advantage on knowing the answer along with the added confidence that really helps. Being prepared always feels good and gives you the best possible chance for the best desired outcome. You want to feel after you’ve answerd the last question that you have passed your certification. Studying before hand using the proper tools will allow you to achieve just that. Last thing you want is to fail your exam and waste all that money you will just have to pay again when retaking it.