We’re the only accreditor fully dedicated to massage therapy and esthetics

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) accredits both educational institutions and programs offering instruction in massage therapy and bodywork or esthetics and skin care. We were formed with the mission of establishing and maintaining the quality and integrity of our professions. With COMTA accreditation, you can be sure that the standards you’re meeting reflect the national needs of the profession.

Since 2002, COMTA has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency.

ASPA Membership

We’re a proud member of ASPA, the Association of Specialized and Programmatic Accreditors. ASPA is an association of organizations that evaluates the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized disciplines.

Each ASPA member organization has a common commitment to uphold standards that are rigorous, comprehensive, and outcome-based, with specific attention directed to the professional or special purpose curriculum. The Commission’s Curriculum Competencies are an essential part of our review and unique to COMTA-accredited schools/programs.

The Commission

We’re governed by a Commission of volunteers consisting of ten to thirteen elected Commissioners, including at least two public representatives.

Meet the commissioners