Massage School Accreditation, Approvals and Memberships

In exploring massage therapy schools, selecting a school that's accredited, and affiliated with massage therapy groups, benefits you as you start your educational journey and again later when you seek employment as a massage therapist.

Part of our mission in providing massage therapy education is to have a voice in the industry. We do this by maintaining the following accreditations, approvals and memberships.

Massage Therapy Industry Accreditations

NMTI maintains the following accreditations, approvals and memberships.

We are accredited by ABHES:

ABHES has been a leader in health education accreditation for over 40 years and a national recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Secretary of Education since 1968.

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools focuses on: recognition, resources, and service when evaluating healthcare education organizations for accreditation.

Institution Licensed and/or Approved or Certified by:

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools

Certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey Department of Education

Members of:

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) represents more than 56,000 massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a membership organization serving the massage, bodywork, somatic and esthetic professions. ABMP competes effectively for members by providing the best value and most responsive, knowledgeable service.

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( is an independent, private, non-profit organization, founded in 1992, whose core purpose is to foster high standards for therapeutic massage and bodywork professionals and to advocate for the public acceptance of the value of these standards and the professionals who uphold them. Today, there are more than 90,000 nationally certified massage therapists and body-workers in the United States.