Acupressure Certification And Licensing
"Acupressure certificates are offered through state-accredited massage schools as well as independent establishments, like the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
The Acupressure Therapy Institute is a program that fulfills the standards set by the AOBTA and the NCCAOM. Students complete 500 to 800 hours of classes before taking a final test to complete their certification.
Massachusetts does not recognize this certificate, as acupressure is not considered a type of massage in this state. Every municipality in Massachusetts sets its own regulations."