READY TO APPLY?
Are you a massage therapy education program leader, administrator, or owner who wants your program to benefit from becoming accredited?
We know that accreditation can sometimes seem overwhelming, and for good reason. To be effective, an accreditation process must be in-depth, detailed, and exhaustive. But it doesn’t have to be exhausting! CMTCA staff are available to guide you every step of the way, and CMTCAu, our learning management system, is a gold mine of information and support.
First, assess your readiness by reviewing our Accreditation Standards, to get a sense of where your program stands in relation to CMTCA’s requirements. And, if you haven’t done so already, familiarize yourself with the CMTCA accreditation process.
Then, if you think you’re ready, here’s how to make it happen.
Please note that CMTCA accredits programs on a site-by-site basis. If your program has multiple sites/campuses, a separate application form must be submitted for each.
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY THE INITIAL FEE
Complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Accreditation application” in the subject line. Note: CMTCA accredits programs on a site-by-site basis. If your program has multiple sites/campuses, a separate application must be submitted for each.
CMTCA reviews your application and and invoices you for for the annual accreditation fee. Refer to our Fee Schedule for more information about how fees are calculated..
Once you have paid the annual fee, you will be given access to the resources you need to start your accreditation journey. This includes access to the online portal to upload documents and the learning resources on CMTCAu.
PREPARE AND SUBMIT YOUR PRELIMINARY ACCREDITATION SELF-ASSESSMENT
Completing your Preliminary Accreditation self-assessment can be a lengthy process, as you will need to gather a significant amount of evidence to show how the program complies with the standards. But you’ll have lots of support and guidance along the way.
Submit your Preliminary Accreditation self-assessment and the supporting evidence through the online portal.
HAVE YOUR SITE VISIT
Once Preliminary Accreditation has been granted, CMTCA schedules your site visit.
After the site visit, you will be notified of your accreditation decision and will receive a detailed Accreditation Report showing your results.
Once you are accredited (Congratulations!), you are encouraged to conduct regular self-assessments against the standards to be ready for your next site visit. And you will need to notify us if there are substantive changes to your program. These include changes to the core curriculum, changes in administration/leadership or faculty/staff complement, changing the location of the program, or adding a new massage therapy education program.