Contribute

Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to contact@acupuncture.com

 

State Laws

State Certification Requirements

* We make every attempt to keep the information on state certification requirements as current as possible. Please contact your state's health/medical or acupuncture board for further information.

 



Abbreviations you'll see a lot on this page:

NCCAOM is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

NCCA stands for the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. This is the old term for what we now call the NCCAOM.

PEPLS stands for Practical Examination of Point Locations Skills.

CNT stands for Clean Needle Technique.

NACSCAOM is The National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This is their old name. Their new name is the ACAOM or Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

D.O. stands for the Doctor of Osteopathy.

If your state doesn't currently allow the practice of acupuncture or Oriental Medicine, we at Acupuncture.Com invite you to write a suggestion letter to either the contact listed or the board if that's all the information we had.

The information that follows may be a little behind the times. It's the most current information we have available at this time, but for more information we urge you to contact the State regulatory agency listed for your state.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Toll-free Phone/Fax: 866-455-7999

Alabama

Alabama Association of Oriental Medicine
Hidden Creek Professional Park
28311 N. Main St. Ste B-101
Daphne, AL 36526
(866) 606-6866
(251) 626-5066 Fax


Alaska

Contact:
Department of Commerce and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing - Acupuncture
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
(907) 465-2695
(907) 465-2974 Fax
E-mail: p.j._gingras@commerce.state.ak.us

For information on laws/statutes : http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pacu.htm


Arizona

Contact:
Arizona Board of Acupuncture Examiners
1400 W. Washington #230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
(602) 542-3093 Fax
Email: petegonzalez@azacupunctureboard.us

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.azacupunctureboard.us/


Arkansas

Contact:
Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture & Related Techniques
11701 West 36th Street
Little Rock, AR 72211
501-687-1396
501-251-1084 Fax
Email: asbart@cgiresults.com

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.asbart.org/rules.htm


California

Contact:
The Acupuncture Board
444 N. 3rd Street, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-3021
(916) 445-3015 Fax

For information on laws/statutes: http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/law_reg/laws.htm


Colorado

Contact:
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Office of Acupuncturists Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202 - 5140
(303) 894-7800
(303) 894-7764 Fax
Email info: http://www.dora.state.co.us/acupuncturists/contact.htm

For information on laws/statutes: http://www.dora.state.co.us/acupuncturists/


Connecticut

Contact:
Department of Public Health, Acupuncturist Licensure
410 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-8000
For more info, click here


Delaware

Contact:
Division of Professional Regulation
Board of Medical Practice - Acupuncture Advisory Council
Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711 (Fax)
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us


District of Columbia

Contact:
Department of Health
Advisory Committee on Acupuncture
899 North Capitol Street, NE
First Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 727-8471

For information on laws/statutes:
http://doh.dc.gov/node/120382


Florida

Contact:
Department of Health
Board of Acupuncture
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C06
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 245-4161
Fax: (850) 921-6184
Email: MQA_Acupuncture@doh.state.fl.us


For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/acupunct/acu_statutes.html


Georgia

Contact:
Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 36th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3465
(404) 656-3913
(404) 656-9723 Fax
E-Mail: medbd@dch.state.ga.us

For information on laws/statutes:
http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GEORGIA_COMPOSITE_MEDICAL_BOARD%2FACUPUNCTURE%2Findex.html&d=1


Hawaii

Contact:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Board of Acupuncture
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
(808) 586-2698 or 3000
Email: acupuncture@dcca.hawaii.gov

For information on laws/statutes: http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/
acupuncture/statute_rules/


Idaho

Contact:
Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-3233
(208) 334-3945 Fax
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=ACU


Illinois

Contact:
Technical Assistance Unit
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 782-8556
(217) 524-2169 Fax
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/info/Acupuncture.asp

For information on laws/statutes: 
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801140sections.html


Indiana

Contact:
Professional Licensing Agency
(Attn: Indiana Acupuncture Advisory Committee)
402 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN  46204
(317) 234-2060
http://www.in.gov/pla/acupuncture.htm

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.in.gov/pla/2347.htm


Iowa

Contact:
Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
400 SW 8th Street, Suite C
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4686
515-281-6641
(515) 242-5908 Fax
http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/licensure/acupuncture.html

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODocs/ruleList.aspx?pubDate=3-25-2009&agency=653&chapter=17


Kansas

Contact:
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (Regulatory Agency)
800 SW Jackson, Lower Level - Suite A
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-7413 - Toll Free: 1-888-886-7205
(785) 296-0852 Fax

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.ksbha.org/


Kentucky

For more information, contact the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure at:
http://kbml.ky.gov/


Louisiana

Contact:
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 568-6820

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.lsbme.louisiana.gov/Accupuncturists.htm


Maine

Contact:
Maine Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing and Enforcement
# 35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
(207) 624-8600
(207) 624-8637 Fax
http://www.state.me.us/pfr/olr/categories/cat12.htm

or http://www.state.me.us/pfr/olr/

For information on laws/statutes:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/32/title32ch113-Bsec0.html


Maryland

Contact:
State Board of Acupuncture
4201 Patterson Avenue, Room 311
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-4766
(410) 358-7258 Fax
http://dhmh.state.md.us/bacc/


Massachusetts

Contact:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of Registration in Medicine
Acupuncture Division
200 Harvard Mill Square, Suite 330
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 876-8210
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/licensing/occupational/acupuncture/

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/licensing/occupational/acupuncture/laws-regulations-and-guidelines.html


Michigan

Contact:
Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
7001 Orchard Lake Road Suite 132
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(517) 381-0299
(517) 381-9950 Fax
E-mail: a2acupuncture@gmail.com

For information on standards and training:
http://www.michiganacupuncture.org/


Minnesota

Contact:
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. SE - Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
(612) 617-2130
(612) 617-2166 Fax
http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=BMP

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/147B/


Mississippi

Contact:
Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association (MOMA)
Jerusha De Groote Stephens, MSOM
601-850-0970
Website: http://www.mississippiacupuncture.org/
email: mississippiorientalmedicineassoc@yahoo.com

For information on laws/statutes:
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure


Missouri

Contact:
Acupuncture Association of Missouri
P.O. Box 51
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 635-6044
Fax: (573) 635-2858
Email: missouriacupuncture@missouriacupuncture.org
www.missouriacupuncture.org

For information on laws/statutes:
http://pr.mo.gov/acupuncturist-statutes.asp


Montana

Contact:
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2360
(406) 841-2305 Fax
E-mail: dlibsdmed@mt.gov
Website: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/med_board/acu.asp

For information on laws/statutes:
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/med_board/acu.asp


Nebraska

Contact:
Nebraska Health and Human Services
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-2118

For information on laws/statutes:
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx 
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_profindex1.aspx


Nevada

Contact:
Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine
9775 S. Maryland Pkwy., Ste. F-280
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 837-8921
(702) 914-8921 Fax

For information on laws/statutes:
http://oriental_medicine.state.nv.us/


New Hampshire

Contact:
NH Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Department of Health and Human Services
Licensing and Regulation Services
129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building
Concord NH 03301-3857
(603) 271-0853
(603) 271-5590 FAX
(800) 735-2964

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.nh.gov/acupuncture/


New Jersey

Contact:
State of New Jersey
Acupuncture Examining Board
PO Box 46019
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 273-8092
(973) 273-8075 Fax
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm#bme5

For more information:
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/acupuncture.htm


New Mexico

Contact:
Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4630
(505) 476-4545 Fax
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/acupuncture/index.html

For information on laws/statutes: 
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/acupuncture/ruleslaw.html


New York

Contact:
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Acupuncture Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817, ext. 250
(518) 402-5354 Fax
Email: opunit1@mail.nysed.gov

For information on laws and legislation:
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/acu/acupuncontact.htm
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/acu/acupunlaw.htm


North Carolina

Contact:
North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board
P.O. Box 10686
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 821-3008
(919) 833-5743 Fax
Email: paola@recanc.com

For information on laws and legislation:
http://www.ncalb.com


North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners
418 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 12
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 328-6500
(701) 328-6505 (Fax)

According to AOM Alliance, North Dakota is a state in which there is no legislation or rules authorizing the practice by licensed acupuncturists. However, a statute has been introduced.

Ohio

Contact:
Ohio State Medical Board
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6127
(614) 466-3934
(614) 728-5946 Fax
http://www.med.ohio.gov/index.htm

For information on laws/statutes: 
http://www.med.ohio.gov/acu_about_non_physician_acupuncturist.htm


Oklahoma

Contact:
Oklahoma Acupuncture Association Licensure for more information


Oregon

Contact:
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
1500 SW First Avenue, Suite 620
Portland, Oregon 97201
(971) 673-2700
(971) 673-2670 Fax
http://egov.oregon.gov/BME/

For information on laws/statutes:
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/ors/677.html


Pennsylvania

Contact:
Board of Osteopathic Examiners/Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
(717) 787-8503
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/site/default.asp

NCCAOM Certification Examination

For examination information contact:
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), 11 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone 703-548-9004; FAX 703-548-9097.


Rhode Island

Contact:
State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations
Department of Health, Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 222-2827
(401) 222-1272 Fax
http://www.health.state.ri.us/hsr/professions/acup.php

For information on laws/statutes:
http://www.rules.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/DOH_191_.pdf


South Carolina

Contact:
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 11289
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 896-4500
(803) 896-4515

For information:
http://www.llronline.com/POL/medical/index.asp?file=AcupunctureInfoPage.htm


South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
123 S. Main Ave, Ste. 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7781
(605) 367-7786 (FAX)
Website: http://www.sdbmoe.gov/

According to AOM Alliance, South Dakota is a state in which there is no legislation or rules authorizing the practice by licensed acupuncturists.

Tennessee

Contact:
Tennessee Department of Health
425 Fifth Avenue, North
Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37247
(615) 532-4384
(615) 253-4484 Fax
http://www.state.tn.us/health/

For information on rules/regulations:
http://tennessee.gov/sos/rules/0880/0880-12.pdf


Texas

Contact:
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 2018 MC - 231
Austin, TX 78768-2018
(512) 305-7030
(512) 305-9416 Fax
http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/professionals/acupuncturists/acupuncturists.php

For information on statutes/rules:
http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/rules/acu/acurandr.php


Utah

Contact:
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 530-6628
(801) 530-6511

For information on rules/regulations:
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/acupuncture.html


Vermont

Contact:
Office of Professional Regulation
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
(802) 828-2191
(802) 828-2465 Fax
http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/acupuncturists/

For information on statutes/laws:
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullchapter.cfm?Title=26&Chapter=075


Virginia

Contact:
Virginia Board Of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4600
Website: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/medicine/advisory/lac/


Washington

Contact:
Washington Department of Health
Health Professions Quality Assurance
310 Israel Road
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 236-4700
Fax: (360) 236-4818
Email: hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/EAMP/

For information on statutes/laws:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/EAMP/


West Virginia

Contact:
West Virginia Acupuncture Board
Suite 711
179 Summers St.
Charleston, WV 25301-2122
304-558-1060
304-558-1061 Fax

For information on statutes/laws:
http://www.wvacupuncture.org/

For information on rules/regulations:
http://www.wvs.state.wv.us/acupuncture/rules.html


Wisconsin

Contact:
State of Wisconsin
Dept. of Regulation and Licensure
Bureau of Health Service Professions
Acupuncture Certification
PO Box 8935
Madison, Wisconsin 53708
(608) 266-2811
http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/license/app;jsessionid=0001KcWgIEu07sLtBzWlRfA3Xl4:2QEBT7NQ2R?COMMAND=gov.wi.state.cpp.license.command.ShowPermitTypes&selectedLicense=200109071435394271413


Wyoming

Wyoming Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Association (WYAOMA)
1507-C Stillwater
Cheyenne, WY 82009
(307)433-4010
Website: http://wyaoma.org/

[TOP]

 


TOW Store

Contribute

Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to contact@acupuncture.com

Featured Products



Chinese Herbs

TCM Books

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2014 Cyber Legend Ltd. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions. All logos, service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Legal Disclaimer Notice: The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.