Register for a CNT Class

Follow the steps below to register for a CNT class. Be prepared to complete all registration steps within two business days to avoid cancellation of your application.  


Step 1:

Read all content on the Overview and Policies and Procedures pages thoroughly.  

Step 2:

Print out and complete the CNT Course Eligibility Requirements Form and gather any additional required eligibility and disability accommodation documentation (see chart below). All applicants must fill out this form and sign the waiver at the bottom. 

Required CNT Eligibility Documentation (choose one):

If you Are...
Please Provide...

retaking CNT

No additional documentation is needed. In order to be considered a "Retake", you must have previously registered for a CCAOM CNT Course and either a) did not pass, b) did not attend the course you registered for, c) cancelled your enrollment in a previous course, or d) took and passed CNT, but need to retake the course for NCCAOM/ state licensing purposes.

a currently enrolled student at an acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine school or program

Domestic students: a signature from an authorized school officer on your CNT Eligibility Requirements Form.

International students: an official, translated copy of your transcripts.

 a graduate from an acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine school or program

A copy of your transcripts AND diploma. (If these documents are in a language other than English, you must provide an official English translation.)

 an applicant for the NCCAOM examination

Your NCCAOM Candidate ID number.

 enrolled in a state or NCCAOM approved tutorial*

 A copy of the state or NCCAOM approval letter for your tutorial, as well as a letter from your tutorial provider documenting your completion of needling techniques training.

 a licensed acupuncturist *

 A copy of your acupuncture license. If you practice in California, please provide your license number instead.

 other healthcare professional legally authorized to practice acupuncture*

  A copy of your license, as well as a copy of the current state statute authorizing acupuncture as being within the scope of practice of your profession.

 a NADA detoxification specialist*

 A copy of your NADA certificate of training.

*U.S. Courses only 


Step 3:

Visit the course schedule (link below) and select your preferred date, location, and exam language. Once on the registration page, click the “Fees” tab and make your selection to begin the registration process. 

Step 4:

Complete and submit the online registration form. You will receive an email that confirms your registration request. Note that your credit card payment will be authorized, but you will not be charged until your application has been approved and you have been accepted into the class. 

  • If you are new to CCAOM and the CNT course, please create a new profile when prompted to do so.
  • If you are retaking CNT and are unable to log in, please do not create a new profile. Instead, send an email to, and we will help activate your existing account.

Step 5:

Upload the CNT Eligibility Requirements Form, along with any additional required documents into the Eligibility Documentation Upload Form (login required). This step must be completed by all applicants within two business days of your initial registration request. Your registration will not be approved unless you have completed this step, and failure to do so within two business days will result in your registration being denied.

Individuals with a verifiable disability who require accommodations can upload their required documentation separately using the CNT Course Disability Accommodation Documentation Upload Form

All documentation must be uploaded by the applicant. Please refrain from uploading documentation on behalf of others. The system will link documents to the record of whoever submits them.

Step 6:

Watch for an approval email stating that you have been enrolled. Once you have been enrolled, additional information about what to expect and how to prepare for the course can be found in your portal. 

Once you are registered, review your profile information to make sure it includes your date of birth, and that all information is up-to-date and spelled/capitalized correctly. The way that your name appears in your profile is the way it will appear on official documents, such as your certificate of completion. The address you provide is where your CNT certificate will be sent, so please make sure it is current.


Ready to begin? Click this link to see all CNT course sessions.