The NCCAOM is a private, voluntary certification organization. It awards certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine. It does not award licenses to practice acupuncture or other forms of Oriental medicine. In the United States, licensure laws vary among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories and possessions. Currently, NCCAOM certification or the passage of the NCCAOM exams is required in 98% of the states that regulate the practice of acupuncture. Please visit the State Licensure Map page of the website for more information on state licensure requirements.
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- Which certifications are supported by NCCAOM?
- How did NCCAOM seek stakeholder input on eliminating Apprenticeship Route #3?
- Will applicants still be able to apply through a Combination Route of Formal Education and an Apprenticeship (Route #4)?
- How will this affect future apprentices who wish to take exams for licensure purposes after December 31, 2021?
- How will this affect current apprentices?
- When will the Apprenticeship Route #3 be eliminated?
- Why is the NCCAOM eliminating the Apprenticeship Route (#3) for eligibility in 2021?
- How do I prepare for exams?
- Can I just take the exams?
- When can I apply for certification?