Acupuncture Certification And Licensing
Acupuncturists must have completed a course of study at a medical instituion licensed by the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. They must then complete a course on clean needle practices and pass an exam given by NCCAOM.
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the New York College of Health Professions, PCU College of Holistic Medicine, and Everglades University. Keep in mind that certification regulations vary by state. For example, Alabama and South Dakota have no requirements at all. Ask your acupuncturist about his course of study and certification.