We believe in lifelong learning. And we believe the massage therapy profession is limited only by the education of massage therapists. That why we offer NCBTMB-accredited courses and MBLEx review classes especially for massage therapists.


MBLEx Test Prep Classes
$10 for each 2 hour class!

The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) was developed to offer the first nationwide standardized licensing exam for the massage and bodywork profession; to allow massage therapists to be mobile (work in most states) and to give state organizations a data point for certification of therapists. In many states, it's mandatory if you want to become a Certified Massage Therapist.

Like any good professional exam, this one is pretty challenging. You will definitely need some focused study time to pass. That's why we've created this organized time for you to prepare. We call them "MBLEx Prep" classes.

MBLEx prep classes are held every TUESDAY evenings from 6 to 8pm at SVMTG, and are opportunties to spend focused time with your massage therapist colleagues learning and practicing for the test. The study classes are not sequential, you can attend as many sessions as you need–-each one will be a bit different.

The content and format of these instructor-guided drop-in classes are designed for massage therapists who want to build confidence in test-taking skills and help assess areas of content on the MBLEx test where they need further study. In the class, you will take self-assessments, get an overview of the major areas covered by the exam, and get specific information about questions similar to those included on the exam. The class will be active and fun and consist of a discussion, exercises, and both group and individual work time.

Workshop Overview

The workshop consists of presentation time, exercises, group discussion and summary/homework exercises.

  • Learn the main areas of focus of the MBLEx
  • Use in-class self assessment to determine areas you need to target
  • Get tips and techniques for reading and analyzing questions
  • Participate in discussions about specific content covered by the test
  • Gain access to study questions, learning games, memory tools and other resources
Fees & Registration

Each two hour class is only $10 per person. Show up a few minutes early and register on-site. The very low class fee goes toward maintaining the space and to help your test coach keep up with his Starbucks habit. Follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to verify that we're having a class on the date you wish to attend. We take very few holidays off.

If you are interested in an easy-to-study, complete MBLEx review book, please check out the HACK THE MBLEx review book (available in eBook or print format).


why choose us?

  • Extremely high pass rate

    Odds are with you when you ramp up your practice and study time with our classes. More than 90% of our students pass the MBLEX the first time. Should life get in the way and you don't pass the first time, you can attend additional classes FREE OF CHARGE.

  • Personalized instruction

    Every single class and assignment is tuned to your needs. We'll assess your learning style and give you activities that help you focus on what you need to know.

  • Qualified instructor

    Instructor Bard Williams, Ed.D., LMT, CMT, is a licensed, practicing massage therapist and owner of the Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Group in San Jose, CA. He passed the MBLEx test in 2015 and has since helped hundreds of MTs preparing for the exam. He has a doctorate in education and comes to massage after a career in marketing and management with leading Fortune 500 companies like Apple and TiVo. He is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute (San Jose Campus) and an NHI Massage Therapy Ambassador.