Commission Alerts – April 2018



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The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) would like to bring your attention to the following important announcements as a result of its April 18-19, 2018 Commission meeting:

  1. COMTA Commissioner Election – The Commission will be holding an election this summer to fill the following vacancies:
  • Administrator (2)
  • Educator – Massage
  • Educator – Esthetics
  • Practitioner – Massage

School members will receive electronic election ballots in July, and Commissioners elected to positions in this cycle will begin their four-year term in October 2018.


  1. COMTA’s Mission – As part of our efforts in strategic planning and considering the future growth and direction of COMTA, the staff and Commission facilitated a passionate and thoughtful discussion about the vision, mission and values of the organization. As an outcome of that discussion, the Commission voted to approve the following updated mission statement:

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.


  1. COMTA-Endorsed Curriculum for Esthetics – In February 2018, the Commission formally voted to approve offering the COMTA-Endorsed Curriculum status for esthetics programs and institutions in addition to those for massage/bodywork.

Please see complete information and details on how to apply for COMTA-Endorsed Curriculum on our website by clicking here.


For additional information concerning this memorandum, please contact Dawn Hogue, Acting Executive Director of COMTA, at 202-688-6790, or via email at  You may also email the chair of the Commission at  Be sure to check the COMTA website regularly for actions and alerts.  The Commission updates all pertinent actions and alerts on its website.

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