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.