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Bulletin on National Accreditation for MT Education

Apr. 11, Kamloops, BC – In January 2013 the Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC), established a contract with a consultant to create a stakeholder-driven action plan for national accreditation.

April 12, 2013  By Massage Therapy Canada

This development resulted as a followup to a meeting in Vancouver, in March 2012, which concluded a project to develop inter-jurisdictional practice
competencies and indicators, regulators, professional associations and
representatives of schools expressed strong support for a national accreditation

The mandate of the
consultant is to work with stakeholders over a period of six months to develop
the plan, which will include:

  • The nature and governance
    structure of the new national accreditation agency;
  • Proposed national standards,
    policies and procedures for accreditation;
  • Administrative and support
    needs to operate accreditation;
  • Identification of further
    work required, and the timeframe necessary, to commence accreditation
    activities under the new agency;
  • Identification of funding
    needs to establish the new agency and to undertake operations until
    accreditation activities become self-sustaining on a cost-recovery basis.

10-member National Accreditation Planning Committee will work with the
consultant. Six initial committee members will be appointed, one by each of the
three regulators and the three professional associations in the regulated
provinces. The six initial members will identify a process for appointing four
additional members to represent non-regulated provinces and educators.


Communication bulletins will be released as progress is made
toward the creation of the action plan. Until further notice, communications
for the consultant or the Planning Committee can be sent by email to


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