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Rule 20:76:08:02 Facilities that may be recognized by the board.

          20:76:08:02.  Facilities that may be recognized by the board. The board may accept an applicant's training required by § 20:76:01:06 from a facility not recognized pursuant to § 20:76:08:01 if the facility provides official evidence it meets at least one of the following criteria:


          (1)  The facility is licensed or approved by the state board of massage therapy where that training facility is located;


          (2)  The facility is accredited by one of the following:


               (a)  Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA);

               (b)  Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS);

               (c)  National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS);

               (d)  Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET);

               (e)  Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSCT);

               (f)  Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC); or

               (g)  Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


          The board may recognize a facility that holds other accreditations. However, the training that allows an applicant to take a national examination does not require the board to recognize the facility as nationally accredited.


          Source: 38 SDR 177, effective April 26, 2012.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-35-12, 36-35-24.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-35-12(3), 36-35-24(2).


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