Accreditations

 

 

 

 

Credentials, Licensing, Approvals, Affiliations, Recognition’s and Accreditation

Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda, Inc. (DBA ONACS/ The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ Thai Yoga Center), is bona fide, State of Florida, Not for Profit / 501c(3) compliant Religious/ Church/ Ecclesiastical Organization offering private membership, educational and Pastoral Medical services. We want our members and the public using us as a resource to have confidence in our membership, our certification programs and our mission. We believe all creditable programs should be able to prove their legitimacy in the public domain. Although we are a Florida Based entity, we provide educational programs at various locations around the US and International as well.

 

The State of Florida Department of Education



Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities

Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine operates under authorization, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs.

 

We are fully recognized, accredited and authorized to issue certifications, diploma and degrees for both primary and continuing education by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, NCBTMB, ONACS, ANMA, SMOCH, AAPNA, NAMA, AADP and our graduates from advanced programs of study are eligible to apply for several levels of Apostlic/ Clerical/ Ministerial Therapeutic-medical and or vocational licensing. There is no special licensing required for ONACS members to offer their services to other members!

ONACS College of Natural Medicine/ Thai Yoga Center Educational Programs and Degrees additionally may be recognized by various private and or ecclesiastical accrediting bodies. These are private associations that offer professional accreditation in Ayurveda, Natural Medicine, Naturopathy, Clerical, Pastoral Medicine and other areas of natural health. As such, they are designed to meet the needs of non-traditional education. To the best of our knowledge no Native American, Indigenous Traditional Medicine and or Classical Ayurveda, Yoga and or Yoga Therapy programs are specifically required to have outside, secular or governmental educational oversight.

Please note: Regarding CEU’s for other association, other non-ONACS agencies, religious institutions,  National Boards such as NCBTMB, ONACS, ANMA, SMOCH, AAPNA, NAMA, AADP etc. Every association and private CEU providing organization maintain their own distinctive requirements… however, it is fairly safe to say that any class offered for CEU’s with specific state approval.. i.e. a state approved provider, vocational school, post secondary educational school with a provider number from that state will automatically be acceptable. If you have any specific questions or queries regarding this, please let us know.

Licenses:

Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda Inc. (ONACS) currently maintains Church offices: State of Florida Not For Profit Corporation: 4715 Bruton Rd. Plant City, FL 33565 (Click to view Florida State Certificate)

 

Recognitions/ Accreditation/ Approvals/ Membership / Affiliations:

ONACS UN NGO Branch Registered

 

Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda

PanAmerican logo NAMA SMOKH.Org
Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society

Accreditation and Recognition’s for our Program’s in Thailand:

The current world wide interest in Thai Yoga and it’s slang cousin “Thai Massage” has encouraged the Royal Thai government to implement new laws and regulations to set standards for Thai Yoga and or massage schools. As a result, Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage schools must re- evaluate their massage techniques in order to address safety concerns, to improve teaching methods, and to be well informed about how Thai massage affects the way people live in the modern world.

ONACS in country Affiliates and Partners coordinating and conducting our Thailand programs in Thailand are established by the authorization from the Thai Ministry of Education Department and with the permission from the governor of Chiang Mai. Additionally school affiliations are provided via The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS). Our affiliate schools are accredited under the Royal decree of Article 18 of Private School Act B.E.2525 and complied with the new Thai Public Health Department law requiring the professional license of the authorized school owner to hold one of the followings:

1. Medical Doctor License (M.D.)

2. Registered Nurse License (R.N.)

3. Physical Therapist License (P.T.)

4. Thai Traditional Medicine Doctor License (T.T.M.)

The Ministry of Education Department must approve all criteria set by the law as follows:

1. Curriculum being taught by the schools

2. Certified teachers

3. Learning facility meeting the department’s guideline to ensure effective learning and safety

4. Number of students allowed per class

5. Hours of operation

6. Documentation and records keeping

7. Fees being charged

8. Diploma and seal format

The schools have been providing high quality Thai Massage education to students from more than 30 countries. The number of students to this date is nearly 1,500 students. A large number of them are returned students to attend higher courses. Many of them learn about ONACS by word of mouth from our previous students all over the world; Chiang Mai at a local cafe’, on the bus in Laos or even on a trip in Africa!

ONACS Inc. and our professional affiliates will continue to provide high standard and strive to improve the education to all students.

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, SomaVeda®  are a Federally Registered Trademark/ Servicemark and proprietary Intellectual Property, All World Rights Reserved.