Post subject: Licensing or Accreditation for massage therapy schools
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:35 am
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:21 am Posts: 49
While making a potential massage therapy schools, two important things should be kept in mind and they are, accreditation and licensing. These two terms are entirely different. Since certification reviews a massage therapy institution to forward accreditation if the school is maintaining the industry standards.
These standards ensure that the students pursuing massage therapy career, must have an adequate amount of formal education and work experience. The accreditation provided by the agencies sets their own standards.
The most important thing is to be noted that a certified school is not necessarily better than one that is not accredited. If the certification comes from federal agencies like ABMP, AMTA, COMPTA or NCBTMB, the school will be able to provide financial aid to its students. On the other hand, licensing is an issue of labor qualification.
In order to provide massage degree programs, the individual have to pass the National Certification Exam provided by the State Government, to legally practice massage therapy. Check the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) website for licensing requirements.