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How To Become An Acupuncturist

How To Become An Acupuncturist


Acupuncture is a holistic treatment based on traditional and ancient Chinese medicine and practices of aligning the human body’s qi (an energy used to address pain and mobility problems), or energy flow, through a series of more than 2,000 acupuncture points in the body. It involves inserting very thin, sterile needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. According to traditional theory, when this energy flow is interrupted it can lead to illness and pain. Correct acupuncture technique is thought to improve that flow and a person’s health along with it. The practice is used to relieve pain, but more recently it has found a place in overall wellness promotion – including stress management.

Using ancient Chinese medicinal concepts of energy meridians, acupuncturists are trained to know precisely where to insert needles at specific points of the human body in order to heal specific ailments. The application of electrical stimulation, movement, pressure, or heat may also be used.

Acupuncturists are physicians with certifications in Oriental medicine or licensed practitioners of Oriental medicine. In the United States, 45 states and the District of Columbia require acupuncturists to pass a licensure examination or hold certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Acupuncturists can practice independently or as part of an integrative medical team alongside practitioners of modern Western medicine.


What Does a Job as an Acupuncturist Look Like?

Acupuncture involves the precise placement of sterile needles about as thin as strands of hair into the body’s acupuncture points, which are known as meridians. When applied correctly, the needles can relieve pain and illness. Needles placed incorrectly can cause pain, discomfort, and a worsening of symptoms

However, you won’t just be inserting needles as an acupuncturist. First, you’ll need to meet with your patients, examine them, and talk about their health history and current symptoms. The exam will consist of many of the elements of a Western medicine-style healthcare exam but also include assessments for insights into the patient’s overall health.

“When people go in for acupuncture treatment, they (address the patient’s) chief complaint thoroughly,” explains Bennett. “The acupuncturist will feel their pulse and look at their tongue, which helps the acupuncturist understand what imbalances are occurring in the body.”      

You’ll then be able to come up with a treatment plan. This plan will include the meridians that need to be treated and the number of treatments a patient will need. You might also stimulate the meridians with other therapeutic techniques including:

  • Pressure
  • Heat
  • Suction
  • Friction
  • Electromagnetic impulses

You might practice in your own clinic, as part of a larger wellness clinic, or even in a hospital that embraces integrative and complementary medicine. Often when you work in an integrative setting, you’ll be part of a team treating a patient’s condition. You might meet with other healthcare professionals to discuss treatment and care for the patients you see.

Why Acupuncture?

  • People come to acupuncturists for a variety of reasons. Chronic pain, especially back and neck pain, is a common reason, but it’s far from the only one. Another common reason people seek acupuncture is for help coping with the side effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. People also seek acupuncture for infertility, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, and more.
  • In general, people see an acupuncturist when they want to try something beyond a Western medicine-based approach, or when they want a treatment that’s less invasive than surgery or medication. In some cases, patients might have been referred by their primary care provider or another health professional.
  • Other patients might seek your services after hearing about how a friend or family member had favorable results using acupuncture. No matter the reason, people who seek acupuncture are looking for health and healing from a caring professional.

What is Acupuncture Used For?

Increasingly, acupuncturists are being incorporated into multidisciplinary care teams and working alongside traditional medical practitioners to deliver care.

Acupuncture can relieve discomfort associated with a myriad of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
  • Dental pain
  • Labor pain
  • Headaches, including migraines and tension headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Respiratory conditions, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain

Job Duties Of An Acupuncturist

Acupuncturists typically hold advanced knowledge in different herbal treatments and other alternative medicines and use these to accurately treat the patient’s condition. They carefully collect and review patients’ medical history to ensure they follow the necessary precautions to keep patients safe and comfortable.

Common job duties of an acupuncturist include:

  • Using needles and other tools to treat patients, including ear balls, pellets, supplements, seeds and cups
  • Gathering necessary ingredients to create herbal treatments for patients
  • Working with patients to create diagnoses for their conditions and to build a comprehensive treatment plan according to their needs
  • Reviewing medical records and physical findings to make accurate diagnoses for patients
  • Checking in with patients during follow-up appointments after treatments to monitor their progress
  • Staying updated on current rules and regulations
  • Keeping the surrounding area safe at all times to ensure the patient feels protected and comfortable

How to Become an Acupuncturist

Becoming an acupuncturist requires intensive higher education and practical experience. For most schools, you can expect to spend about three years studying to earn your acupuncture accreditation.

A professional acupuncture curriculum typically consists of:

  • At least 47 semester credits in Oriental medical theory, diagnosis and treatment techniques in acupuncture and related studies
  • 22 semester credits (660 hours) in clinical training
  • 30 semester credits (450 hours) in biomedical clinical sciences
  • 6 semester credits (90 hours) in counseling, communication, ethics, and practice management

You will need to inquire directly with your program of interest, as schools are beginning to require more than these minimum requirements. It is important to keep in mind that schools requiring the minimum in education tend to be of lower quality, so you’ll need to consider the cost and benefit of each program individually.

Acupuncturist Specializations & Degree Types

To become an acupuncturist in the United States, the first step is to earn a degree from an educational institution approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Most acupuncture programs require either two years of college-level courses or a bachelor’s degree as prerequisites for admission. Depending on the program, students may or may not need an educational background in science to be considered for admission.

Most acupuncturists have master’s or doctoral degrees in acupuncture, but some practice with medical degrees as physicians. Examples of acupuncture degree titles are:

  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
  • Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM)
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

Those who earn state-level NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification exams are eligible to earn the following board-certified titles in Eastern medicine:

  • Diplomate of Acupuncture
  • Diplomate of Chinese Herbology
  • Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Admissions Requirements for Acupuncturist Programs

Each acupuncture educational institution has its own unique requirements for admission. Here is a list of typical tasks and types of documentation required of prospective applicants to acupuncture programs:

  • Application fee
  • Campus tour
  • Completed application
  • Interview with an admissions specialist
  • Official bachelor’s degree transcript (for master’s degree programs) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
  • Physical health exam form
  • Proof of current vaccinations (e.g., hepatitis B, MMR, tuberculosis, tetanus, diphtheria, etc.)
  • For non-native speakers of English: proof of academic English language competency through official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • For coursework earned outside of the United States: official transcripts must be evaluated and translated into English

Acupuncturist Program Accreditation

In order to validate the quality of an educational program, accreditation is highly sought after by educational institutions. Accreditation is a metric of excellence that proves to employers and patients that students, faculty, and staff earning and conferring degrees from a specific program are held to high standards of academic quality. Accreditation can be programmatic, regional, or national. Recognized accrediting agencies are approved by the U.S. Department of Education’s Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Educational programs in acupuncture are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). ACAOM has set forth a set of comprehensive standards and criteria for accreditation that schools must meet in order to earn distinguished accreditation for their master’s or doctoral programs in acupuncture and Eastern medicine.

On-Campus Acupuncturist Degree Programs

Acupuncture and Massage College

The Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, Florida offers a bachelor of arts in health sciences and a master of Oriental medicine degree. The school aims to give students an introduction to acupuncture and Oriental medicine and experience working in clinical settings as acupuncturists. Coursework in this program prepares students to sit for the NCCAOM exam.

In addition to academic programs, the college offers a community clinic that shares the holistic benefits of Eastern medicine and provides a clinical environment to prepare acupuncture students through supervised clinical treatment. The master’s program can be completed in three years and is ideal for students desiring to become licensed acupuncture physicians.

  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Duration: Three years
  • Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $278.15 per credit

American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in Roseville, Minnesota is committed to a balanced approach to traditional and contemporary medicine. Blending the theoretical foundations and clinical applications of traditional Chinese medicine, the program features courses in acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, movement practices such as T’ai Chi and Qigong, and scientific concepts in biomedicine.

Offering two master’s degree programs, one doctoral program, and a certificate program in Tui Na massage therapy, the AAAOM is also committed to offering high-quality professional development seminars for acupuncture professionals. The 41-credit, 660-hour certificate program in Tui Na massage therapy serves as an optional add-on for acupuncturists or a stand-alone training program for massage therapists. The curriculum standards for this program allow students to take the Asian bodywork therapy diploma exam through NCCAOM.

  • Location: Roseville, MN
  • Duration: Three to eight years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $325 per credit

New England School of Acupuncture at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The New England School of Acupuncture is within the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They have been leaders in acupuncture and eastern medicine for over four decades. Because this program is part of MCPHS, acupuncture students are able to collaborate with students in other disciplines such as pharmacy, optometry, dental hygiene, and physical therapy, to name a few. This helps prepare graduates for collaborative work across specialties to provide holistic care to patients.

Students in this program can complete one of two masters, two doctorates, or a certificate. There are concentrations in Chinese acupuncture, Japanese, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and orthopedic acupuncture. The master’s program is either in acupuncture or in acupuncture and oriental medicine. The doctorates are in just acupuncture or in acupuncture and integrative health. All programs include classroom coursework and hands-on clinical experiences to gain valuable experience treating patients.

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Duration: 32 months
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $710 per credit

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is to change healthcare by graduating highly qualified and compassionate practitioners. Graduates of this program are known for having strong research skills as well as providing outstanding care to their patients. The OCOM began educating students in Oregon in 1983. Since then, more than 1,500 students have graduated from this program. Alumni practice in all 50 states.

There are four degree options for students attending OCOM. They include a master of acupuncture (MAc), a master of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (MACM), a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM), and a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (DAOM). There are also degree completion programs for students who have started their studies elsewhere. Graduates of all of the programs are eligible to sit for examination through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Duration: Two years and ten months to four years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $5,818 per quarter

Emperor’s College

Located in beautiful Santa Monica, California, Emperor’s College offers acupuncture students a high-quality program focused on developing leaders, teachers, and healers who can help shape the future of Oriental medicine. Graduates of this program are well prepared to pass state and national certification and licensing exams. In fact, in 2017, 100 percent of graduates passed the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE).

Most students who attend Emperor’s college complete the master of traditional oriental medicine (MTOM) program. This four-year program covers acupuncture, Oriental medicine, herbal medicine, and western medicine to provide students with a comprehensive education. In addition to didactic coursework, students engage in clinical training where they work directly with patients. This clinical training begins the very first semester, although the bulk of it is completed during years three and four. This school houses the renowned Acupuncture Clinic, where students provide over 15,000 treatments per year.

  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Duration: Four years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $72,203 for the entire master’s program

Online or Hybrid Acupuncturist Degree Programs

Although there are no fully online degree programs for master’s or doctoral degree programs in acupuncture, there are educational programs that offer hybrid formats through a blend of on-campus and online coursework. Read on to learn more about hybrid programs in acupuncture.

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston, Texas offers four unique programs: a doctorate of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, a dual degree master’s, a doctoral program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and a graduate certificate in Chinese herbology.

Some courses are offered online and many didactic classes in the dual degree program are offered on nights and weekends. Students applying to the master’s programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution and completed basic science coursework in biology and chemistry.

  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Duration: Two to four years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SAOCSCC)
  • Tuition: $432 per credit

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

The Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts offers four degree programs in acupuncture: a dual degree master’s and doctoral program in acupuncture, Chinese, and Oriental medicine; a master’s of acupuncture and Oriental medicine; a doctoral degree of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; and a certificate in Chinese herbal medicine.

Some of the courses in the dual degree program are offered in a hybrid format, meaning that on-campus classroom instruction is combined with online interactive activities and resources to apply the concepts learned in face-to-face classes. Students in these courses are expected to have basic internet literacy skills including basic file management and how to use email, word processing, and learning management systems. Hybrid courses may meet synchronously at predetermined times of the week, or work may be requested to be submitted asynchronously by a specific deadline.

  • Location: Asheville, NC
  • Duration: 200 hours to six years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $19,250 per year

Maryland University of Integrative Health

The Maryland University of Integrative Health offers a masters’, PhDs, and a graduate certificate in acupuncture. MUIH was the first accredited acupuncture school in the US and has a track record for producing high-quality graduates who are knowledgeable and compassionate practitioners. All of the programs at MUIH are offered in a flexible full-time format. Students attend in-person classes two days a week and then complete additional studies online or in intensive courses.

With at least 27 percent of students taking at least one class online, MUIH has developed distance learning classes that provide students with the same quality of education that they would receive in the classroom. However, not all online courses are available in all states, and students should check the state authorization status to ensure the courses they take meet the requirements for their state.

  • Location: Laurel, MD
  • Duration: Three to 4.5 years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $615 per credit

Healthcare Medicine Institute

Licensed acupuncturists who need to complete continuing education units (CEUs) can do so through the online offerings at the Healthcare Medicine Institute. Courses vary in topics can be as few as just one hour of continuing education and up to 20.

Since some states require practitioners to complete continuing education in certain categories, such as safety of ethics courses as labeled as to what kind of CEUs the course includes. Practitioners are able to learn about a variety of topics, including elbow pain, headaches, menstruation, low back pain, allergies, insomnia, and more. While these courses may be required to maintain licensing, they are also an excellent way to expand knowledge and treatment methodologies.

  • Location: Capitola, CA
  • Duration: One to 20 hours
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Tuition: Varies based on the course ($35 to $270 or more)

California Institute of Integral Studies

The California Institute of Integral Studies offers a number of online programs, including an acupuncture and Chinese medicine: doctor completion program. This program can be completed in just two semesters and consists primarily of doctoral-level research. Students in this program will conduct original research and writing with the intent of pursuing publication or a professional presentation.

To be eligible for the completion program, candidates must have already completed an ACAOM accredited master’s program. Other admission requirements include two letters of recommendation, a completed application, official transcripts, a statement of purpose, and a completed application. International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency.

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: Three to 4.5 years
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Tuition: $1,393 per credit

How you can become an acupuncturist

Acupuncturists must have extensive skills, knowledge and experience to perform advanced treatments on patients. Follow these steps to become an acupuncturist:

1.  Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in a Science-Related Field (Four Years)

Before you can attend an accredited acupuncturist program, you must first earn your bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some acupuncture schools require you to complete at least two years of education from a bachelor’s degree program. Many programs require you to gain a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

You can typically earn your degree in any field, but getting one in biology or anatomy can give you a strong start in learning more about medicine and the human body, which is what you study in your master’s program.

2. Earn a Master’s or Doctoral Degree from an ACAOM-accredited Program (Two to Six Years)

Once you’ve graduated from an undergraduate school, you can apply for a program with accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This program gives you an in-depth study of acupuncture and other treatment methods to heal patients of various injuries, illnesses or serious medical conditions.

Some courses offered in this program include diagnosis and treatment techniques, oriental herbal studies, biomedical clinical sciences and integrated acupuncture and herbal clinical training. After successfully completing the program, you can officially earn your master’s degree and can pursue your license to legally practice in your state.

3. Complete Practicum Hours (Timeline Varies)

The majority of acupuncture programs have a minimum number of clinical hours required for program completion, which typically include practices such as diagnosis and treatment, clinical training, communication, and ethics.

4. Consider a Study Abroad Program (Optional, Timeline varies)

To give students an in-depth immersive understanding of Chinese medicine, some institutions offer study abroad options as part of their acupuncture programs. Students can learn from traditional Chinese medicine professionals in China or another Asian country and may be able to apply their study abroad experience towards their required clinical hours.

5. Receive your license

Many states require you to obtain a license from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to legally practice. Conduct research on your state’s requirements to learn if you need a license to legally practice there. Even if your state doesn’t require a license, employers may still list this certification as a requirement in their job description.

To earn your certification, you must graduate with your master’s degree in an accredited program. From there, you’re required to take a clean needle technique course, which teaches you methods of cleaning and using needles for various acupuncture treatments. Afterward, you must take several exams centered on subjects like acupuncture, biomedicine and the foundations of oriental medicine. Once you pass this exam and meet the other requirements, you’re legally licensed to practice acupuncture in your state.

6. Gain on-the-job experience

Once you’re licensed to practice in your state, you can work in an acupuncture medical practice. You typically start out by shadowing other acupuncturists to understand common techniques to follow and to learn how an acupuncture clinic operates. From there, you can begin developing additional skills to perform more effectively in the role and to conduct acupuncture treatments on your own.

7. Pursue additional education

If you’d like to complete more complex acupuncture tasks, you can pursue your Doctor of Acupuncture degree. This typically takes around two additional years to complete after your master’s degree program. There are some advanced practices that require a doctorate degree from candidates.

Even if the job you apply for doesn’t require this degree, it’s beneficial to earn it, as it can make you stand out from other candidates on a resume. It’s also a great idea to pursue this degree if you plan to open your own practice or conduct advanced research on new herbal techniques or methods.

Acupuncturist Career Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to a career as an acupuncturist.

Become a Doula

Doulas primarily support mothers during labor and birth, although some may provide pre or post-natal care as well. Doulas are not medical providers and cannot provide any medical care. They support mothers by advocating for them, providing massage or other physical support, and being with them through the entire birth.

  • Typical Education: Certification
  • Licensing or Certifying Organization: DONA International

Become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Licensed massage therapists use their hands to manipulate soft tissue and muscles on clients. Treatments can be relaxing, for self-care, to promote circulation, to aid healing from an injury. While many LMTs are self-employed, some work in spas, at resorts, or for sports teams.

  • Typical Education: Certificate in massage therapy
  • Licensing or Certifying Organization: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Become a Chiropractor

Patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems often see chiropractors to help them regain motion, relieve pain, and attain alignment. Chiropractors use a variety of hands-on techniques to manipulate and adjust bones, nerves, tendons, and muscles in order to alleviate a patient’s symptoms. They can also use ultrasound and massage therapy to help the healing process.

  • Typical Education: Doctor of chiropractic (DC)
  • Licensing or Certifying Organization: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

All About Licensing and Certification

Most states require acupuncturists to be licensed. Even if your state doesn’t, you’ll need to be licensed to receive insurance reimbursement. Some employers also might require licensing even if it’s not required by the state.

In almost all states, you’ll need to take the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam and earn its certification to be licensed.

To take the exam you’ll need to:

  • Complete your education
  • Apply with NCCAOM
  • Submit your final transcripts
  • Take and pass an approved Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course

Once you submit proof of your degree and successfully complete the CNT course, you’ll be approved to take the exam. You’ll need to pass the exam before you can become certified. In most states, you’ll need to submit proof of your education and NCCAOM certification before you’ll be issued a license.

Why Is Accreditation Important?

Acupuncture programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. You must attend an ACAOM-accredited program before you can take the NCCAOM exam for certification. And in most states, you need certification to earn licensure.

You might be able to open a clinic without a license, but it might be harder to draw in patients if you’re competing with other acupuncturists in your area who are licensed. Additionally, you won’t be able to accept insurance payments if you’re not licensed. That means patients who want to use their insurance to cover acupuncture treatment costs are likely to look elsewhere, which could hurt your business.

How Much Does an Acupuncturist Earn?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median salary for acupuncturists is $82,420. Your salary depends on several factors, including where you work and your experience.

Since many acupuncturists own private clinics, your salary also depends on the success of your clinic. You’ll need to factor in costs like rent and utilities if you run your own clinic and make sure you’re earning enough to balance out those bills.

For acupuncturists employed by others, the setting can make a large difference in salary. For example, since 2020, acupuncturists have been hired as healthcare providers in federal roles, such as working for Veterans Administration care facilities. Acupuncturists hired for federal roles earn an impressive salary of $107,320, according to the BLS. By contrast, acupuncturists employed in the offices of other healthcare providers earned a median salary of $75,180.


Regardless of where you study or which environment you choose to work in, remember that you will be carrying on a 2,000 year-old medical tradition that offers bodily and emotional healing to patients through your compassion and through your science, which treats them as complete human beings.

FAQs, about acupuncture

Is acupuncture hard to learn?

There is so much to learn and comprehend about acupuncture, it can be difficult.

Is acupuncture a good career?

A great career in healthcare can be found through the acupuncture sector.

How much do top acupuncturists make?

Between $42,000 and $112,000.

What skills do you need to be a acupuncturist?

Patient Care, Treatment programmes, Pain control, Behavioral health, Healthcare Records, Group environment.

How to become an acupuncturist in tennessee?

Completion of a three-year postsecondary training course at an acupuncture college that is ACAOM-accredited.

How to become an acupuncturist in nc?

You must complete a clean needle technique course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture, graduate from an ACAOM-accredited programme, pass certification exams in order to be certified by the NCCAOM.

How to become an acupuncturist in minnesota?

The Master of Acupuncture and Master of Oriental Medicine programmes are offered by the MCAT.

How to become an acupuncturist in indiana?

The National Accreditation Commission for Schools requires a transcript from the training programme. Acupuncturists must demonstrate that they have completed three (3) years of tertiary education.

Acupuncture training near me

How to become an acupuncturist in illinois?

The candidate must be at least 18 years old, have high moral character, be certified in acupuncture by the NCCAOM, and successfully complete a course on clean needle technique.

How to become an acupuncturist in pa?

Program in Acupuncture Completed, A passing score on an acupuncture exam from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.The completion of the Clean Needle Technique Course must also be attested by the NCCAOM.

How to become an acupuncturist in florida?

Older than 21 years old, Application and fee for licensure must be submitted

passing a test provided by the NCCAOM, English proficiency certification, Documentation of professional liability insurance.