COMTA offers programmatic/specialized accreditation to programs offering training in the massage therapy, bodywork, esthetics, and skin care professions. 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.
…And now ACCSC and COMTA have partnered to innovate the way to earn both institutional and programmatic accreditation.
Those institutions that have submitted their ACCSC Self-Evaluation Report within 12 months can still take advantage of completing the COMTA Joint Process Self-Study Report (with 53% reduced workload).
Those institutions that have completed their site visits within 6 months can add a COMTA visit (for cost), utilizing a representative from the original ACCSC team for continuity.