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On April 25, 2008, the Florida Board of Massage Therapy voted to accept the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB: The board voted to begin accepting the MBLEx on August 1, 2008, and use it exclusively beginning May 1, 2009. The board previously accepted the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a qualification for licensure.