Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) accredits both educational institutions and programs offering instruction in massage therapy and bodywork. The organization is non-profit independent body that was formed to establish and maintain the quality and integrity of the profession, reflecting the current and emerging professional practice standards.
Massage and Bodywork licensing exam (MBLEx) is offered through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Their mission is to ensure the provision of a valid, reliable licensing examination to determine entry-level competence.
Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) was established by five of the major organizations that represent massage therapy: American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, Massage Therapy Foundation and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1992 to establish a certification program and uphold a national standard of excellence. Today, there are nearly 90,000 nationally certified massage therapists and bodyworkers safely and competently serving millions of Americans each year.