Changes In The MBLEx Exam Certification Content Weight

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 consit 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 Professinal Practice. This will consit of 13% of the exam.
  • 10 to 12 questions on Kinesiology. This will consist of 11% of the exam.
  • 11 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 has been reduced about 3%, Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations, Guidelines for Professional Practice has been increased about 3%. When preparing to take the MBLEx certification, we highly recommend to prepare and study accordingly.