Massage School Accreditation Agencies

Accreditation can allow a massage school to extend federal loan and grant eligibility to its students. While accreditation is one factor to consider when evaluating the quality of a massage school, there are many reputable massage schools that are not yet accredited. Some states also require a massage student to graduate from an accredited massage school in order to become licensed. The ability to transfer credits from one massage school to another could also be a consideration.

Several accreditation agencies can accredit massage schools throughout the United States and Canada. Massage schools can voluntarily subject their schools to review by one of these accreditation agencies. One of the most significant American agencies is the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, but a thorough listing of massage accreditation agencies is below.

ABHES
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
2700 South Quincy Street
Suite 210
Arlington,
Virginia
22206
United States
703-998-1200
703-998-2550
www.abhes.org
ACCET
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training
1722 N Street NW
Washington,
District of Columbia
United States
202-955-1113
202-955-1118
www.accet.org
ACCSCT
Accrediting Commission for Career Schools & Colleges of Technology
2101 Wilson Blvd
Suite 302
Arlington,
Virginia
22201
United States
703-247-4212
www.accsct.org
ACICS
Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges & Schools
750 First Street, NE
Suite 980
Washington,
District of Columbia
20002-4241
United States
202-336-6780
202-842-2593
www.acics.org
COE
Council on Occupational Education
41 Perimeter Center East, NE
Suite 640
Atlanta,
Georgia
30346
United States
800-917-2081
www.council.org
COMTA
Commission on Massage Training Accreditation
1007 Church Street
Suite 302
Evanston,
Illinois
60201-5912
United States
847-869-5039
847-869-6739
www.comta.org
DETC
Distance Education & Training Council
1601 18th Street, NW
Washington,
District of Columbia
20006
United States
202-234-5100
www.detc.org
NCACAS
North Central Association of Colleges & Schools
159 North Dearborn Street
Chicago,
Illinois
60601
United States
800-621-7440
www.ncacasi.org/
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
PO Box 9882 Stn Prov Govt
4th floor - 835 Humboldt St
Victoria,
British Columbia
V8W 9T6
Canada
(250) 387-2043
(250) 387-0878
Department of Education
Box 2703
Whitehorse,
Yukon
Y1A 2C6
Canada
(867) 667-5131
(867) 667-5131