Acupuncturists

Welcome to this U.S. State and Territory list for Boards of Acupuncture.

Under each heading you will find hyperlinks to help you get started.

If you are lucky, your jurisdiction maintains dedicated pages with specific Licensing Information. If your jurisdiction does not, you should find a starting place to begin, or contact information for the administrative agency.

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Alabama

Alabama is not listed as having a licensing board on the listings below:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

The link below will take you to the Alabama Agency Search page:

(To list all agencies, after clicking the “State Agencies” link, leave the search box blank and click “Search Agencies”.)

State Agencies – Alabama.gov

Alaska

Regulation of Acupuncturists – Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing – Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development – State of Alaska

Statutes and Regulations Acupuncture – July 2006 – Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development – State of Alaska (pdf)

Centralized Licensing Statutes – July 2015 – Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development – State of Alaska (pdf)

Occupational Licensing Centralized Regulations – August 2015 – Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development – State of Alaska (pdf)

Arizona

State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners

Applications & Forms – State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners

Statues and Rules – State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners

Arkansas

Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture & Related Techniques

Application – Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture & Related Techniques

Rules and Regulations – Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture & Related Techniques

California

Acupuncture Board – Department of Consumer Affairs – ca.gov

Licensees – Acupuncture Board – Department of Consumer Affairs – ca.gov

Laws and Regulations – Acupuncture Board – Department of Consumer Affairs – ca.gov

Colorado

Office of Acupuncture Licensure – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado

Office of Acupuncture Licensure: Applications and Forms – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado

Office of Acupuncture Licensure: Laws, Rules and Policies – Department of Consumer Affairs – ca.gov

Connecticut

Acupuncturist Licensing Requirements – Department of Public Health – State of Connecticut

Practitioner Licensure General Policies and Procedures – Department of Public Health – State of Connecticut

Delaware

Acupuncture Practitioner – Division of Professional Regulation – Department of State – State of Delaware

Medical Practice Act – Title 24 – Chapter 17 – Delaware Code Online – State of Delaware

Regulated Professions and Occupations – Title 24 – 1790 Acupuncture Advisory Council – Division of Professional Regulation – Department of State – State of Delaware

District of Columbia

Acupuncture Licensing – Department of Health (DOH) – DC.gov

Acupuncture Application Package – Department of Health (DOH) – DC.gov

DC Municipal Regulations for Acupuncture – Department of Health (DOH) – DC.gov

Florida

Board of Acupuncture – Florida

Licensing and Registration – Board of Acupuncture – Florida

Statutes & Rules – Licensing and Registration – Board of Acupuncture – Florida

Georgia

Initial Licensure for Acupuncture – Georgia Composite Medical Board

Rules and Laws – Georgia Composite Medical Board

Hawaii

Acupuncture – Licensing Area – Professional & Vocational Licensing – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) – Hawaii

Application Forms & Publications – Acupuncture – Licensing Area – Professional & Vocational Licensing – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) – Hawaii

Statute/Rule Chapter – Acupuncture – Licensing Area – Professional & Vocational Licensing – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) – Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho Board of Acupuncture – Bureau of Occupational Licenses – State of Idaho

Forms – Idaho Board of Acupuncture – Bureau of Occupational Licenses – State of Idaho

Acupuncture – Chapter 7 – Title 54 Professions, Vocations, and Businesses – Idaho Statutes – Idaho Legislature

Rules of the State Board of Acupuncture – 24.17.01 – Idaho Board of Acupuncture – Bureau of Occupational Licenses – State of Idaho (pdf)

Illinois

Acupuncture – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

Acupuncture Practice Act. – 225 ILCS 2/ – Professions, Occupations, and Business Operations – Illinois Compiled Statutes – Illinois General Assembly

Acupuncture Practice Act – Part 1140 – Subchapter b: Professions and Occupations – Chapter VII: Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Title 68: Professions and Occupations – Administrative Code – Joint Committee on Administrative Rules – Illinois

Indiana

Acupuncture – Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – IN.gov

Statutes & Rules – Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – IN.gov

Iowa

Acupuncture Licensure – Iowa Board of Medicine

Iowa Code, Rules, Policy – Iowa Board of Medicine

Kansas

No State Board on these lists:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Kansas Agency Search:

Agencies & Associations – Kansas Agencies & Associations

Kentucky

Acupuncture – Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Scroll down the page to find links to Statutes and Regulations.

Louisiana

Acupuncturist – State Board of Medical Examiners – Louisiana

Laws – State Board of Medical Examiners – Louisiana

Rules – State Board of Medical Examiners – Louisiana

Maine

Acupuncture – Board of Complementary Health Care Providers – Professional & Financial Regulation – State of Maine

License Types – Board of Complementary Health Care Providers – Professional & Financial Regulation – State of Maine

Laws & Rules – Board of Complementary Health Care Providers – Professional & Financial Regulation – State of Maine

Maryland

Board of Acupuncture – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene –Maryland

Acupuncture Licensure Information and Fees – Board of Acupuncture – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene –Maryland

Maryland Acupuncture Practice Act – Article – Health Occupations (pdf)

Regulations – Board of Acupuncture – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene –Maryland

Continuing Education – COMAR 10.26.02 05 – Maryland.gov (pdf)

Massachusetts

Acupuncture – Health and Human Services – Board of Registration in Medicine – mass.gov

Requirements – Acupuncture – Health and Human Services – Board of Registration in Medicine – mass.gov

Michigan

Michigan Board of Acupuncture – Professional Licensing – Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs (LARA)

Acupuncture – Professional Licensing – Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – (LARA) – Michigan.gov

Minnesota

Acupuncture Practitioner – License Minnesota – Minnesota.gov

Acupuncture Practitioners – Chapter 147B. – 2015 Minnesota Statutes – The Office of the Revisor of Statutes – mn.gov

Mississippi

Acupuncturists – Licensure Information – Board of Medical Licensure – Mississippi

Rules, Laws & Policies – Board of Medical Licensure – Mississippi

Missouri

Acupuncturists Home – Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee – Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration – Title 20 – Code of State Regulations – Missouri Secretary of State

Montana

Acupuncturists – Department of Labor & Industry – Business Standards – Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Statute/Rule Information – Click on “Regs” in the main menu at the above website.

Nebraska

Professions & Occupations – Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) (lists a contact phone number only)

Statutes relating to Medicine and Surgery Practice Act – Perfusion Practice Act – Genetic Counseling Practice Act – 2012 – State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) (pdf)

Professional and Occupation Licensure – Title 172 – Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Nevada

Board of Oriental Medicine – Nevada

Licensing – Board of Oriental Medicine – Nevada

Regulations – Board of Oriental Medicine – Nevada

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Licensing Requirements – New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Laws and Rules – New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing

New Jersey

Scroll down the webpage to access the information.

Acupuncture Examining Board – New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Applications and Forms – Acupuncture Examining Board – New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Statutes and Regulations – Acupuncture Examining Board – New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

New Mexico

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Boards and Commissions – New Mexico

Forms and Applications – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Boards and Commissions – New Mexico

Rules and Laws – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Boards and Commissions – New Mexico

New York

Acupuncture – Office of the Professions – NYSED.gov

License Requirements – Acupuncture – Office of the Professions – NYSED.gov

Laws, Rules & Regulations – Acupuncture – Office of the Professions – NYSED.gov

North Carolina

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board – (NCALB)

Request for Applications – North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board – (NCALB)

Rules, Regulations & Statute – North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board – (NCALB)

North Dakota

North Dakota is not listed as having a Board of Acupuncture, at the following location:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

North Dakota is listed on this list:

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Licenses can be found for “Naturopathic Doctor”, and “Music Therapist” by using the link below. Perhaps if you contact the agency, they can provide more information:

North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care – State of North Dakota

Ohio

Eligibility Requirements – Acupuncturists – State Medical Board of Ohio

Statutes and the Ohio Revised Code – State Medical Board of Ohio

Rules and the Ohio Administrative Code – State Medical Board of Ohio

Oklahoma

No Board of Acupuncture is found in the following lists for Oklahoma:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Below is the Agency Directory for Oklahoma:

Agency Directory – Oklahoma

Oregon

Acupuncturists – License Directory – Business Xpress – Oregon

Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture – Chapter 677 – 2013 Edition – oregonlegislature.gov

Acupuncture – Division 70 – Oregon Medical Board – The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through September 15, 2015 – Secretary of State – Oregon

Pennsylvania

Application for Initial Registration as an Acupuncturist or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (pdf)

Below is the state’s Agency Directory:

Agency Directory – PA.Gov – Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Scroll down the page to find information for Acupuncturists and Acupuncturists’ Assistants:

Healthcare Licensing – Department of Health – State of Rhode Island

South Carolina

Acupuncture Licensure Requirements – South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners – South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR)

Laws/Policies of the Board – South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners – South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR)

South Dakota

South Dakota does not have a Board of Acupuncture listed with the following sources:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Below is a link to the State Agency listing:

Government – SD.GOV – South Dakota

Tennessee

Scroll down the page, select the appropriate link, and scroll down the page again to access the information:

Acupuncture – Advisory Committee for Acupuncture – Tennessee

Texas

You will have to scroll down these pages:

Acupuncturist License Overview – State Board of Acupuncture Examiners – Physician Assistant Board – Medical Board – Texas

Acupuncturist Eligibility Checklist – Acupuncturist License Overview – State Board of Acupuncture Examiners – Physician Assistant Board – Medical Board – Texas

Acupuncturist Documentation Checklist – Acupuncturist License Overview – State Board of Acupuncture Examiners – Physician Assistant Board – Medical Board – Texas

Utah

Licensed Acupuncturist – Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Vermont

Acupuncturists – Professional Regulation – Secretary of State – Vermont

Forms & Applications – Acupuncturists – Professional Regulation – Secretary of State – Vermont

Examination Information – Acupuncturists – Professional Regulation – Secretary of State – Vermont

Statutes & Rules – Acupuncturists – Professional Regulation – Secretary of State – Vermont

Virginia

Acupuncturists – Forms & Applications – Virginia Board of Medicine

Washington

East Asian Medicine Practitioner – Washington State Department of Health

Applications and Forms – East Asian Medicine Practitioner – Washington State Department of Health

License Requirements – East Asian Medicine Practitioner – Washington State Department of Health

The RCW and WAC THAT DIRECTLY RELATE TO East Asian Medicine Practitioner: – East Asian Medicine Practitioner – Washington State Department of Health (Laws)

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Acupuncture

Application Forms – West Virginia Board of Acupuncture

Board of Acupuncture – Legislative Rule – Title 32 – West Virginia Board of Acupuncture

Wisconsin

Acupuncturist – Department of Safety and Professional Services – Wisconsin

Application Forms – Acupuncturist – Department of Safety and Professional Services – Wisconsin

Licensing Information – Acupuncturist – Department of Safety and Professional Services – Wisconsin

Examinations – Acupuncturist – Department of Safety and Professional Services – Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyoming does not appear to have an Acupuncture Board and is not listed in the following resources:

State Licensing Requirements List – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Licensed States & Licensing Authorities – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Below is the state’s agency listing:

Local and State Government Agencies – State of Wyoming