We set the
industry standard.
COMTA elevates and upholds standards of excellence in massage therapy/bodywork and esthetics education through specialized accreditation, benefiting students and schools, practitioners, and the public.

COMTA is Celebrating 20 Years of USDE Recognition!

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists are healthcare professionals that work with clients to lessen stress, manage pain, ease muscles, and provide general health and wellness. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.


Estheticians are professionals that work with clients to maintain and improve the health of the skin. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.

Specialized Accreditation

COMTA Endorsed

COMTA-ACCSC Dual Accreditation Pathways

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ALERT – Call for COMTA Commissioner Nominations – 2024 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CALL FOR COMTA COMMISSIONER NOMINATIONS Are you committed to quality education in massage, bodywork and esthetics/skin care? We need your help in finding great people to serve as Commissioners for COMTA….maybe that great person is you! We will hold an election for open positions on the Commission in July 2024. The Nominating...
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Public Notice – Schools to be Considered for Accreditation – April 16-17, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE SCHOOLS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACCREDITATION The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the April 16-17, 2024 Commission Meeting. Schools/Programs Being Considered: Renewal of Accreditation – Institutional American Massage and Bodywork Institute – Vienna, VA Center for Massage and Natural...
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