The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC) have announced that the two organizations have entered into a management agreement for the purpose of strengthening COMTA organizational resources and exploring opportunities to develop a joint institutional and programmatic accreditation process.

While both accrediting agencies remain as separate, autonomous agencies with each maintaining separate recognition with the U.S. Department of Education; COMTA will contract many of its management activities through ACCSC, such as accounting, administrative staff, travel, and human resources. According to the joint press release, the management agreement will allow both organizations to work closely together to develop a singular joint accreditation process that will yield both institutional and programmatic accreditation status for schools with massage therapy and esthetics programs; and allows COMTA to streamline its operational processes with ACCSC strong infrastructure, thereby allowing the COMTA Commission to better serve its member schools and advocate as the massage therapy and esthetics professions’ sole specialized accrediting agency.

You can read the COMTA/ACCSC press release here:

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