Body of Knowledge
Certification- Professional certification is the voluntary process by which a non-governmental organization grants certification to an individual that possesses certain skills or abilities relevant to a field of practice. The process of professional certification may include review, examination or assessment. The validity of any type of certification depends upon the integrity and authority of the certifying organization.In the massage profession, there are a few state governments that grant certification (rather than licensure) to massage therapists. In these cases, state certification empowers the certified massage therapists to use a specific title that noncertified therapists are restricted from using. But it does not limit noncertified therapists from performing massage.