With COMTA-endorsed Curriculum status, you’ll gain recognition without full accreditation. This status can be an alternative to accreditation to honor programs who meet COMTA’s requirements, but may not be able to meet full accreditation standards or costs. It can also serve as a transition step for those interested in, but not yet ready for, accreditation. It focuses exclusively on the curriculum and instruction rather than complete school operations.
Earning endorsement is an honor of hard work and dedication, and the COMTA staff is here to support your efforts in continual improvement for your school and students.
A few things to note:
You must be approved to legally operate in your state, offering a program that meets licensing requirements or a minimum of 500 hours, and have at least five students enrolled to be eligible to apply.
The application process takes about 3 – 6 months and is valid for 4 years. During this time, if you decide to move forward with full accreditation, your application and application fee transfer in full.
|Areas reviewed by COMTA for each designation||Endorsed Curriculum||Programmatic||Institutional|
|Curriculum meets national competencies|
|Supervised public clinic|
|Facilities & equipment||main campus only|
|Completion and placement benchmarks|