FOR PUBLIC NOTICE – COMMISSION ACTIONS OCTOBER 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 October 21-22, 2020 Commission Meeting

Commission Actions

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its October 21-22, 2020 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following:

 Change of Location Final Approval for Branch:

  • New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts (Harrison, ME) 103 Norway Road – Harrison, Maine 04040

 

 Extension of Accreditation Grant

 Florida School of Massage (Gainesville, FL) – the institution’s current grant of accreditation is extended to April 31, 2022

As published, a March 17, 2020 guidance document from the USDE states that accrediting agencies have the discretion to extend terms of accreditation, for a reasonable period of time during the COVID-19 interruption. Due to an extended period of interrupted educational and operational activities since March 2020, the Commission granted a six-month extension on the renewal of accreditation for the institution.

 

 

                  Contact Executive Director Dawn Hogue at dhogue@comta.org or 202-403-7852 for additional information.