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Once an IPSB student, 

always an IPSB student!

Joining the IPSB community comes with a complimentary, life-long membership including authentic support and genuine friendships. Our diverse community is located all around the world, and connected not just in Los Angeles, but in many cities, and also online. Be sure to join our school and alumni Facebook pages, and Instagram to stay in touch with your fellow IPSB peers. Our alumni page is a great place to find job posts, and source massage gear. You can also find class info, special events and school updates. ​

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For those students seeking certification, once you have completed your massage, craniosacral or polarity program, you will need to request your official transcript from Student Services.  Follow these steps: 


1) complete a Transcript Request Form (download here or pick up a paper copy at the school) 

2) submit by email to or in person to the Student Services desk 

3) Allow 2-4 weeks turn-around for processing (and possibly longer for classes completed with the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, prior to 6.1.16). 

Transcript Request Form 1.1.19


After completion of the 120 Hour IPSB Foundations class (or an equivalent training that covers comparable hours and content from another school), students may partake in a wide array of advanced classes, covering a broad spectrum of massage, bodywork, aromatherapy, anatomy, pathology, and specialty modalities.  

For class hours to be accepted by the CAMTC, students must be enrolled in an approved program. Some classes have pre-requisites to be completed prior to participating. Our Student Services Specialists are here to answer all your questions and help create a schedule that works for you. 



Effective July 1, 2017, candidates seeking access to the MBLEx will be required to substantiate either: 

a. enrollment in and having received education and training in all subject areas of the MBLEx Content Outline from an approved massage therapy education program; or

b. graduation from an approved massage therapy education program. 

Substantiation documentation must be submitted to FSMTB directly from the education program.  

In the event the massage therapy board/agency does not approve or recognize education programs, approval or recognition from the relevant state department of education or like agency, in the state in which the school is located, shall apply.  In the event of a conflict between the state board/agency and department of education, the approval or recognition of the massage therapy board/agency shall prevail. 

Effective July 1, 2017, the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) result received by a candidate at a testing site will only be reported as PASS or FAIL. Numeric scaled scores will not be available; however, candidates who do not pass the examination will receive diagnostic information that shows good, poor or borderline performance in each of the exam content areas.  


If you have questions about Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), please view this FSMTB video that explains the principles of adaptive testing in more detail. MBLEx support team members on FSMTB staff are also available during regular business hours if you need further assistance.

Purpose of the MBLEx

FSMTB developed the MBLEx to assess entry-level competence. The examination assesses an individual’s ability to practice safely and competently on the public by testing her or his knowledge,  skills and aptitude. If a candidate achieves a passing score, this means that she or he has met a passing standard. If a candidate fails, it means that she or he has not succeeded in meeting the minimum standard.


CAMTC Certification allows massage professionals to practice massage therapy throughout the State of California without the need to obtain multiple permits or pay additional fees. 

To be eligible to apply for state certification with the CAMTC, each student is required to:


  • be enrolled in a CAMTC-approved program, at a CAMTC-approved school.


  • complete an application in its entirety and provide satisfactory evidence that you are: 

    • ​18 years of age or older

    • successfully completed the curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours from a CAMTC approved school 


  • of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business & ethics. 


  • submit an LEI transcript request form to LEI will forward a completed transcript directly to CAMTC.  


  • pass one of the following CAMTC approved exams:

    • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)

    • Board Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(BCETMB)

    • National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) – Taken on or before February 2015

    • National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) - Taken on or before February 2015

    • New York State Massage Therapy Examination


  • pass a Live Scan fingerprint background investigation specific to CAMTC and has not violated any of the provisions of the California Massage Therapy Act or any policy, procedures, or regulations of CAMTC.


  • Pay all fees required by CAMTC

Transcript Request Form 1.1.19



On September 19, 2018, the Governor signed SB 1480 into law.  Among other things, this bill changes the Massage Therapy Act so that starting on January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, passage of a CAMTC approved exam will not be required for CAMTC Certification. You will not need to sit the MBLEx exam during 2019 and 2020, however the exam (possibly an amended version) will be returning as a requirement on January 1, 2021.


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Updated MBLEx Content

As of July 1, Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) content has been updated. 

To review these changes, as well as MBLEx policies, please read the 2018 MBLEx Candidate Handbook.

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