Register for the Online CNT Course

Step 1: Review the CNT Policies and Procedures, Minimum Technical Requirements, and Frequently Asked Questions thoroughly.

Step 2: Complete the CNT Eligibility Requirements Form and gather all required additional documentation (as shown on the table below) plus disability accommodation documentation (if applicable). Candidates will upload this documentation AFTER submitting their registration (see Step 4). 

Tip: After filling in your CNT Eligibility Requirements Form, right click on the form and choose the "Print" option from the menu. In the print dialogue box select "Save as PDF" from the Printer drop down menu and then select "Save. " Rename your file in the desired folder on your device, and then click "Save" again. The file will save and be ready for uploading (See Step 4).

If you are:   Please provide: 
currently enrolled in an acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine program / college

For AOM schools inside the U.S.: information about your program (see the CNT Eligibility Requirements Form)

For AOM schools outside of the U.S.: an official copy of your transcripts (translated into English if needed)

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.


  • New applicants should NOT try to log in when registering. You must create a login and profile when when you register by clicking the "Create Profile" button when prompted to do so. NOTE: Official documents (e.g. completion certificate) will use your profile name as it appears, so double check the spelling and capitalization. 
  • 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 CCAOM does not receive these documents within the allotted time, it may result in your registration being denied. 

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. 

Ready to begin? CLICK HERE to register!