This ancient form of medicine is a highly effective, affordable, low-risk treatment option for a multitude of health issues and chronic conditions. It is one of the most requested complementary and alternative medicine choices in the U.S. today.
The CCAOM CNT course is the nationally recognized standard, teaching best practices in acupuncture safety. Successful completion of the one-day course is one of the requirements for NCCAOM certification.
Over 50 accredited & pre-accredited colleges in 22 states offer Master's and Doctorate degree programs. Accreditation status (by the ACAOM) represents the highest level of AOM educational program quality assurance in the U.S.
In late 2019, the Commission adopted a revision to Criterion 5.02 [Standard 5] to remove requirements regarding TOEFL iBT and IELTS spoken exam scores from the Phased Change to English Language Proficiency Requirements [Standard 5, page 6]. Requirements effective January 1,2020 regarding TOEFL iBT and IELTS written examination scores remain unchanged.
The NCCAOM recently announced a new reinstatement route for former Diplomates in terminated status to return to active status. The new route opened in December and closes on June 10, 2021. NCCAOM Reinstatement exam(s) are not required for certification under this new route, but all new eligibility requirements must be met to achieve active NCCAOM certification.