Register for the Online CNT Course

Step 1: Review the CNT Policies and Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions thoroughly.

Step 2: Complete the CNT Eligibility Requirements Form and gather all required additional documentation (as shown on this table) plus disability accommodation documentation (if applicable):

If you are:   Please provide: 
currently enrolled in an acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine program / college  an official copy of your transcripts translated into English (for international students ONLY)
a graduate from an acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine program / college  an official copy of your transcripts and diplomas (translated into English if needed)
 an NCCAOM examination candidate  Your NCCAOM candidate ID number
enrolled in a state or NCCAOM approved tutorial*  a copy of your state or NCCAOM approval letter plus proof from your tutorial provider  of completion of needling techniques training
a licensed acupuncturist*  a copy of your acupuncture license OR license number if practicing in California
a licensed healthcare professional legally authorized to practice acupuncture*  a copy of your license and copy of your state statute or acupuncture practice act
an NADA detoxification specialist*  a copy of your NADA certificate of training
retaking the CNT course NO additional requirements; "retakes' include all previous CNT Course attendees, all who registered but did not attend OR all requiring retake for NCCAOM or state licensing.

Step 3: Complete the online registration, selecting your preferred date for the live-proctored online written exam. Choose the course language (or foreign language exam option for English course) if desired and submit payment information.


  • If you are new to CCAOM and the CNT course, you must create a profile when prompted to do so.
  • If you are retaking the CNT course and can't login, do NOT create a new profile. Email for login assistance. 
  • Credit card payment will be pre-authorized but not charged until your registration is approved.

Step 4: Upload your CNT Eligibility Requirements Form and required documents into the Eligibility Documentation Upload Form (login required) within 2 business days of your registration request submission. Your registration cannot be approved until all documents are received. 

If you have a verifiable disability and request accommodation, please upload required documentation separately using the CNT Course Disability Accommodation Documentation Upload Form.  NOTE: All uploaded documents are linked to the registrant's record so it's critical to upload documents while logged in as that registrant.   

Step 5: Watch for your registration approval email and notification that you can access the online course modules. Please be sure to review your profile information (in your online portal) to confirm that your name, address and date of birth are accurate. NOTE: Official documents (e.g. completion certificate) will use your profile name as it appears, so double check the spelling and capitalization. 

Ready to begin? Click this link.  (Coming soon!)