Who can sit for the National Animal Acupressure & Massage Examination?
The minimum standard for sitting for the NBCAAM exam is documented proof of attendance at a school or schools of either animal massage or animal acupressure resulting in an accumulated course of study equaling a minimum of 200 hours.
What must my education cover?
The 200 hours of education should be broken down as below:
A Minimum of 50 hours course work in:
--Anatomy & physiology,
--Kinesiology (for bodywork)
A Minimum 100 hours divided among the subjects of business, ethics, behavior, safety, etc.
These must include training in:
--Behavior of your target animal (horse or dog)
--Ethics (as pertains to bodywork or acupressure)
--Handling of your target animal
--Biosecurity (avoiding spread of disease)
An additional minimum of 50 hours of supervised in class hands-on work, which would include:
--Assessment and execution of bodywork skill being studied
--Benefits of massage/acupressure,
--10 of the 50 hours may include graded case studies