Call for Comment
COMTA relies on the input from educators and professionals in the fields of massage and aesthetics to keep our Standards for Accreditation current. We have a regular process of proposing potential changes, gathering feedback and then using that feedback to craft final versions for any updates to our Standards. This makes our Standards a living document, changing in response to the needs of the profession and common practices in accreditation.
Validity Study - All Standards
Every five years the COMTA Standards of Accreditation are evaluated both collectively and individually for 1) relevance to the educational or training needs of students and 2) whether they are adequate to evaluate the quality of the education or training provided by the institutions and programs we accredit.
Our 2011 Validity Study is now closed. The Commission will analyze the feedback and determine what next steps should be taken to update our Standards of Accreditation. If you'd like to be notified when the results are available, please join our mailing list for our newsletter here.
Validity Study - Esthetics Competencies
During preliminary anlysis of the responses to our Validity Study, we determined that more input about our Competencies for Esthetics was needed. We opened a specific survey and invited those with expertise in Esthetics to comment. The survey is now closed and the responses are being analyzed. Thank you for participating.
Validity Study - Follow-up Surveys in 2013
Based on the responses to the 2011 Validity Study, the Commission is considering possible revisions to a number of Standards. There will be several follow-up surveys to gather input for these changes. Please see the survey links below to give your input. Each follow-up survey is very short and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for partcipating!
2. Degree Standards and Management - Should the requirement to have academic degrees taught by full-time faculty be adjusted? Should the guidelines for management of a program be clarified? Give your input here.