REACH courses are developed and reviewed with input from instructional design experts along with FSMTB Subject Matter Experts (SME), on the Course Development Advisory Panel (CDAP). All contributors are qualified and course content is based upon industry standards, best practices, and comprehensive research. Courses in REACH can be taken at any time, and Licensed Massage Therapist completions will be recorded in the Massage Therapy Licensing Database (MTLD) for state boards to access. All continuing education courses offered through REACH meet FSMTB Continuing Education Standards. We look forward to forming an educational relationship with you through our Regulatory Education and Competence Hub for the best quality of professional development and continuing education for your learning needs.  

The FSMTB would like to thank all of our Course Development Advisory Panel (CDAP) volunteers that assisted in the development and review of the courses offered on the Regulatory Education and Competence Hub (REACH).

The FSMTB views volunteers as its most important asset. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, such as on committees, as item writers for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and on the board of directors (BOD).


If you’re interested in the volunteer opportunities that are currently available please click here.

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is an autonomous, not-for-profit organization comprised of state regulatory boards and agencies that regulate the massage therapy profession. The FSMTB was established in 2005 and operates under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All revenue collected by the organization is used to enhance FSMTB programs, maintain and improve the quality of the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and provide support to FSMTB Member Boards in fulfilling their responsibility of protecting the public. Ultimately, the mission of the board of directors and the FSMTB is to support our member boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner.