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):

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE):

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA):

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA):

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP):

Center for Optimal Integration:

Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB):

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB):

Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF):

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB):


Resources for Esthetics Education:

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA):

International Spa Association (ISPA):


Resources for Education in General:

Accreditation in the United States:

Financial Aid – Information for Schools:

Financial Aid – Information for Students:

Inside Higher Ed:

National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS):

Radio Higher Ed:

The Career Education Review (CER):