Dear Students and Graduates,
California recently passed legislature, Senate Bill No. 1480, that suspends the need to pass the MBLEx, or any other Examination in order to become CAMTC Certified. This legislature came into effect on September 30th, 2018.
If you apply for CAMTC BEFORE January 1st, 2019 you will still be required to take and pass the MBLEx.
If you apply AFTER January 1st, 2019 you will not be required to pass the MBLEx.
This means, that if you have already applied for CAMTC, you HAVE TO PASS THE MBLEX. If you have NOT applied for CAMTC, you do not have to pass the MBLEx as long as you WAIT TO APPLY after January 1st, 2019.
CAMTC stands for California Massage Therapy Council
FSMTB stands for Federation State of Massage Therapy Board
FSMTB are the ones who own the MBLEx. If you applied for FSMTB to take the MBLEx, you have not applied for CAMTC.
Graduates and students who apply before January 1st, 2019 and are required to take the MBLEx, will be processed before those who wait after January 1st, 2019.
Anyone who applies after January 1st, 2021 will have to take the MBLEx. This is limited two year window.
Please note: That if you move to almost (almost!) any other state you will still need to pass the MBLEx.