Approvals & Memberships - Chicago

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 - Chicago, School of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. We're also an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association's Council of Schools.

All our faculty members who teach massage are licensed to practice massage therapy in the state of Illinois.

Cortiva Institute is an approved provider with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB).

The Cortiva Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, located at 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, 217-782-2551 ( For student success data reported to the IBHE for the Cortiva Institute, please click here. The IBHE online complaint system can be accessed here:

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.

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