NCCAOM certification is the only nationally recognized certification available to qualified practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. NCCAOM certification is a requirement for licensure in most states. Many third-party payers recognize NCCAOM certification as a criterion for reimbursement. Employers may require NCCAOM certification as a condition for hiring or promotion. NCCAOM certification indicates to your patients and peers that you adhere to nationally accepted standards of practice.