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    Approved Accrediting Agencies

    A massage school must be accredited and in good standing by one or more of the following recognized accrediting agencies at the time of your graduation; if your transcript does not meet this requirement the application will not be accepted by the Board.

    Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies Approved by U.S. Dept. of Education

    1. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    2. Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
    3. Accrediting Commission for Career Schools & Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
    4. Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS)
    5. Council on Occupational Education (COE)
    6. Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
    7. National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)


    Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies Approved by U.S. Dept. of Education

    1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
    2. New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
    3. New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Commission on Technical & Career Institutions
    4. North Central Association of Colleges & Schools, the Higher Learning Commission
    5. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees
    6. Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges & Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities
    7. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
    8. Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges & Universities
    9. Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community & Jr. Colleges
    10. Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools