Approvals & Memberships - Boston

If you are exploring the idea of professional massage therapy training, it's important to make sure that the massage schools you're considering have been accredited by one or more of the United States Department of Education approved accrediting agencies. Accreditation is the review process that accrediting agencies use to scrutinize educational programs for quality assurance and improvement.


Cortiva Institute - Boston is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) - a professional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

State Licensure

Cortiva Institute - Boston is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education

State Approval

Cortiva Institute - Boston is approved for Section 30 and ITA of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Financial Aid Approval

Cortiva Institute - Boston is approved to participate in Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Plus Loans, and Federal Pell Grants.

Veterans Approval

Cortiva Institute - Boston is approved to train veterans and their qualified dependents who are eligible for Veterans Administration Educational benefits.

Continuing Education Approval

Cortiva Institute - Boston is approved to provide Continuing Education Programming by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


Cortiva Institute - Boston is member of the American Massage Therapy Association's Council of Schools. The AMTA is the largest national organization of professional massage therapists.

Cortiva Institute – Boston is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

What does this all mean? It means you're in good hands here. We will prepare you for a rewarding career in massage therapy and will be around to offer career support long after you graduate.

If you'd like to learn more about accreditation, visit COMTA's website.