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Board Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable in massage therapy and bodywork professional with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure. 

To apply for the NCBTMB Board Certification, each student is required to: 

  • Pass the BCETMB exam

  • 750 hours of education

  • 250 hours of professional hands-on experience

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Agree to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

  • Agree to oppose Human Trafficking




Class sizes are limited. CAMTC require no more than 25 students in any one class. For classes that reach their limit, students will be placed on waitlist, and will be advised prior to class if they have secured a place in the class. 


As a CAMTC-approved school, IPSB at Life Energy Institute maintains a comfortable, professional environment and students are required to dress according to the following dress code:   


  • Comfortable clothing that allows bending, stretching, lunging and kneeling is recommended (similar to attire for a yoga or fitness class).  

  • Clothing with long sleeves is not advised as students will be working with oil on arms and forearms. 

  • Appropriate coverage and support for breast area. No visible cleavage, undergarments, tube-tops, revealing or transparent material. 

  • No bare midriffs for men or women 

  • Layered clothing is recommended for temperature changes. 

  • Jewelry is not recommended to be worn in class.   

  • Clothing with sexual or illegal content (words/artwork) is not permitted.  

  • No long flowing material that can drag on client.

  • Hair should be appropriately restrained to avoid contact with client.  




 The prerequisites for enrollment in any program include: 


  • 18 years of age

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Government Issued ID

  • Satisfactory completion of an Application and Interview Process

  • $95 Enrollment Fee (for Massage Therapy Programs only)


Students may enroll in the 120 Hour IPSB Foundations course at any time during the year.  See schedule for upcoming classes.


Enrollment in the advanced courses of study are dependent on the successful completion of the prerequisite courses of study as indicated in each program description. Information on scheduled starting dates for advanced courses is available through the IPSB at LEI business office.


All instruction is in English. IPSB at LEI offers no visa or language services.


After application has been received and the student has had an on-site interview, IPSB at LEI Admissions will determine if the program and the prospective student are compatible.


A confirmation of acceptance may be provided in person, or emailed to the student upon completion of the interview process.


Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. No classes are scheduled on legal holidays. Absences and tardiness will be recorded by the instructor of each class. If a scheduled class is missed, classroom hours and instructional material must be completed by the student at a later time. Makeup sessions may be personally arranged with individual instructors.

Failure to complete the hours of classroom attendance required for the course will result in an “incomplete” assessment by the Institute, and any Certificate of Completion or transcript will be withheld until all required hours are completed. Students who are absent more than 20 percent of the course are required to repeat the class. 


At the discretion of the instructor, a student may be dismissed from school for serious or repeated incidences of intoxication or drugged state of behavior. Possession of drugs, alcohol or weapons, exhibiting behavior that creates a safety hazard to others or disobedient or disrespectful behavior toward a student, instructor or administrator are also grounds for dismissal.


CAMTC approved programs have met minimum standard for training and curriculum, and training hours may be accepted toward education requirements for Certified Massage Therapist applicants. Applicants for CAMTC certification shall have completed at least 500 supervised hours with a minimum of 100 of those hours satisfying CAMTC specified subjects.

Attendance and/or graduation from a CAMTC approved school does not guarantee certification by the CAMTC. 

To apply for certification with the CAMTC, each student is required to: 

  • Submit a transcript request form to info@mylei.org or in person at the Students Services desk (the school will submit a copy directly to the CAMTC, and the FSMTB if student plans to sit the MBLEx exam). 

  • Complete a CAMTC Application (www.camtc.org).

  • Pay the fee - $200 (valid for 2 years),

  • Provide evidence that you are 18 years of age or older

  • Provide evidence that you successfully completed the curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours from a CAMTC-approved school (by approved program or approved subject categories). Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics. 

  • Submit finger print information 

  • Submit 'Request for Live-Scan' form (DOJ will process and send to the CAMTC usually within 72 hours)

Total Cost for CAMTC Certification

$200 Application Fee

$25 Background Check Fee

All applicants are required to submit fingerprint information to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) via the Live Scan Process. Previously processed fingerprint cards or photocopies of fingerprint impressions are not acceptable. 


Individual elective workshop classes are available at IPSB at LEI. All prerequisites must be met prior to being confirmed to attend any class. 


An application is required for all new students. All questions must be answered in detail. 

After the completed enrollment application is submitted, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an appointment for an interview with an Student Services member. This interview is to evaluate the application and to complete your new student orientation.




Students enrolling in advanced classes who have not completed the IPSB Foundations Program must submit documentation from an approved school showing equivalent training.


Acceptance in advanced technique classes may be subject to instructor evaluation and involve a fee.


Transfer credits taken at state-approved institutions other than IPSB at LEI must have content be closely matched with an IPSB at LEI course in order to be applied.


Students are required to provide a transcript from a state-approved school, and a request for the class they wish to transfer into. 


The following criteria may be used to evaluate the student’s mastery of theory and techniques presented within the program:




•Class participation: attentiveness, cooperation and enthusiasm

•Practical application of techniques to include demonstration of posture, breathing, sensitivity and concentration

•Satisfactory performance demonstrating knowledge of anatomy and physiology


Students will graduate and receive transcript credit only if all monies are paid, all assessments are passed and all assignments and hours are completed.


Missing hours and assessments must be made up within six (6) months from the scheduled graduation date. Make-ups after that date will not be accepted and the class is considered failed.


Though each student is solely responsible for learning the requirements of the class, students are encouraged to participate with fellow students in informal study support groups.


All courses of study offered at IPSB at LEI are approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of Section 94311(d) of the California Education Code.


All materials necessary for completion of the Fundamentals of Massage Program are provided with the exception of massage sheets (single), books and colored pens or pencils.


Some advanced and elective classes require the purchase of books and additional materials not included in tuition.


An onsite reference library is available which includes books across a range of topics relating to health and metaphysics. Students are welcome to utilize these resources while on campus. We request books not be taken off campus. 

All programs are non-residential. It is the responsibility of students to secure their own housing.

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5817 Uplander Ave

Culver City, CA 90230

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BPPE Website 

2020 School Catalog

2018 Enrollment Agreement
2018 School Performance Face Sheets​

*Note: BPPE Fact Sheets are based on program completion within 12 months. IPSB at LEI 550 Hour Programs run for 18 months, resulting in most students completing their training on time, however listed in the 150% (or extended) time bracket. 

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