COMTA strives to make the accreditation process as transparent as possible. The criteria for accreditation, policies, fees and procedures for maintaining accreditation are all detailed within the Accreditation Forms page.

Our staff is eager to help you understand accreditation, no matter what status your school has with COMTA. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions, and if you still have unanswered questions, please contact us.

 
Resources for Massage and Bodywork Education:

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare (ACCAHC): www.accahc.org

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE): www.afmte.org

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA): www.aobta.org

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA): www.amtamassage.org

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP): www.abmp.com

Center for Optimal Integration: www.optimalintegration.org

Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB): www.fsmtb.org

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB): www.ijtmb.org

Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF): www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB): www.ncbtmb.org

 

Resources for Esthetics Education:

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP): www.ascpskincare.com

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA): www.ncea.tv

International Spa Association (ISPA): www.experienceispa.com

 

Resources for Education in General:

Accreditation in the United States: www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Financial Aid – Information for Schools: www.ifap.ed.gov

Financial Aid – Information for Students: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Inside Higher Ed: www.insidehighered.com

National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS): www.nasasps.org

Radio Higher Ed: www.radiohighered.com

The Career Education Review (CER): www.careeredreview.net