Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification

Welcome to the first and only Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC®), designed exclusively for neonatal healthcare providers just like you!

The NTMC® has been developed with a 3-fold purpose: To help NICU babies, families, and staff. It’s all about maximizing positive long-term development of the infant and giving families the interaction and tools to bond with their infant.

Note: Three (3) or more applicants (any combination of OT/PT/SLP/RN), from the same facility, applying for the NTMC are eligible for a 10% discount off registration fees. Applicants must apply together in order to qualify for the 10% discount. Be sure to check with your associates, managers, and other departments that you think may be interested in this great opportunity!

The Certification has three phases:

Get your NTMC certification

Phase I – Application and Registration

Complete and submit the application, including a copy of your current license and the validation form verifying 1000 hours worked in the NICU or SCN. NTMC Registration is now open for 2017. Apply and register now as space is limited!

Once accepted, you will register and receive an NTMC identification number and instructions on how to proceed to Phase II.  

Phase II – On-Line Education

Complete 15 hours of On-Line Training and pass each exam with a minimum score of 80%. This phase may be completed within four (4) months, but could be completed in as little as two (2) days. 18 CEUs are available from the California Board of Registered Nurses provider #15417. 15 CEUs are available for Physical Therapists from several states, and for Occupational Therapists from Ohio Occupational Therapy Association!

Phase III – Hands-On Training

Attend a 2-day (Therapists) or 1-day (Nurses) Hands-On Training and pass final exam. CEUs are provided for RN, OT, and PT professionals for Phase III.

Dates & Locations for 2016 are SOLD OUT, but we are Accepting Applications Now for 2017 NTMC! 



  • February 1, 2 & 3, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN   Click Here for Brochure. Registration Open!
  • February 6 & 7, 2017 – Madison, WI     Click Here for Brochure.       Registration Open!
  • March 20, 21 & 22, 2017 – Spartanburg, SC     Click Here for Brochure. Registration Open!
  • May 11 & 12, 2017 – Portland, OR     Click Here for Brochure.         Registration Opens January 17, 2017.
  • June 3 & 4, 2017 – Houston, TX    Click Here for Brochure.              Registration Opens January 17, 2017.
  • August 25 & 26, 2017 – Paducah, KY   Click Here for Brochure.             Registration Opens April 17, 2017.
  • September 15 & 16, 2017 – Santa Clara, CA  Click Here for Brochure.            Registration Opens April 17, 2017.
  • October 6 & 7, 2017 – Cleveland, OH     Click Here for Brochure.   Registration Opens June 12, 2017.  

Don’t see a date or location that works for you? Contact us about Hosting NTMC at your hospital in 2017! It will be the easiest course you’ve ever hosted — we do the work, you get the discount! Contact us at to learn more!

The Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® is designed for neonatal occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and registered nurses with a minimum of 1000 hours experience in the neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery.

A few of the many benefits of becoming certified include:

  • NTMTC (therapists) or NTMNC (nurses) credentials for professional signature!
  • Application of skills you can use immediately in your daily practice in the NICU!
  • Knowledge, skill and expertise in a highly specialized field of neonatal care!
  • Ability to provide the latest practices in neurodevelopment care as well as neonatal touch & massage!
  • Opportunity to learn from experts throughout the United States & Canada!

Apply now! Become a neonatal expert through the exclusive

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification®

Be sure to view the NTMC Professional Agreement on the Neonatal Certification Registration Page!