Show students you’re one of the best in the industry.

COMTA offers accreditation to schools and programs offering training in the massage therapy, bodywork, esthetics, and skin care professions. In general, accreditation is a process that acknowledges schools and programs for achieving high quality, performance, and integrity. It’s voluntary and involves a thorough review by peer professionals. They evaluate schools and programs based on a set of defined educational and professional standards. Because the evaluation is completed by an outside party, accreditation is an unbiased demonstration of the quality of your programs and institution.

Specialized accreditation

Specialized accreditation is crucial for a profession to ensure quality education. As the only specialized accreditor for massage/bodywork and esthetics, COMTA focuses on student learning or competence fundamental to our fields, including in-depth curriculum review by your own peers rather than general educators. COMTA is the only accrediting agency of, by and for massage therapists and estheticians.

About the process

Earning accreditation takes dedication, and the COMTA staff is here to support your efforts. To get started, you’ll need to complete the online training on COMTA Standards and Self-Study Report process.

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Online Training

Our accreditation training for institutions can make it easier to understand the steps you need to take, whether you're getting accredited for the first time or renewing. And if you’re already accredited through COMTA, we can also help with professional development.

Accreditation Forms