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. We conducted our last Validity Study in 2011. While the responses indicated that our standards were generally adequate, we found a number of ways to make what we consider significant improvements. Please see the videos and surveys below to review the revisions being proposed and contribute your opinons regarding the possible changes.
For those who prefer to review the documents in their entirety, they may be viewed below:
Take the surveys associated with Educational Standards:
Take the surveys associated with Administrative Standards:
Take the survey associated with Program Effectiveness:
Take the survey associated with Management Standards:
[Did you miss survey #6? It's with survey #3 above. Thanks!]