Individuals who complete an apprenticeship after December 31, 2021 may still be able to test as a state candidate, but this will be contingent on approval from a state board of acupuncture. NCCAOM has found that many state acupuncture boards do not accept the apprenticeship route for licensing. Contractual agreements between NCCAOM and state acupuncture boards are available. It will be at the state acupuncture board’s discretion to allow an apprentice to take the exams for licensure purposes only. These state licensing applicants; however, will not be eligible to achieve certification as a Diplomate with the NCCAOM.
Articles in this section
- 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?