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    Board of Acupunct​ure

    Board News

    Fall 2023 License Renewal Season Opens Sunday, October 1, 2023

    It's almost time to renew your license. The Fall Renewal Season begins Sunday, October 1, 2023 for licensees with a November 30, 2023 expiration date.

    The online renewal portal will be accessible on the Board's website beginning Sunday, October 1, 2023 click on the Renew Your License option in the vertical menu on the left and follow the prompts.  Only credit card (Mastercard or Visa) payments will be accepted.  No paper applications are being accepted.  No checks or money orders are being accepted.  The renewal fee structure is as follows:

    • $551 for the standard renewal period October 1 - November 30, 2023
    • $651 for the grace period December 1 - 30, 2023

    Licensees are required to earn no less than 30 continuing education credits/units (CEUs) every two (2) years, with 20 of the CEUs being focused on acupuncture and East Asian medicine.  The CEUs completion time frame is October 1, 2021 - September  30, 2023.  This information need only be listed on your renewal application when you complete the process by November 30, 2023.  Licensees that renew during the December 1st - 30th grace period must submit the actual CEU certificates to the Board by email, fax or mail.   Licensees that are randomly selected to participate in the license renewal audit must also submit the actual CEU certificates to the Board as well.  Licensees chosen to participate in the license renewal audit are notified of their selection by email and mail.  Details about the CEU requirement can be found on the Board's website, in the vertical menu on the left click on Continuing Education.   

    *REMINDER: don't forget about the new implicit bias training requirement.  If you have not already taken a course please visit the MDH, Minority Health and Health Disparities webpage - Implicit Bias Training Information - for more information.

    Licensees that fail to renew during the 30-day grace period ending on December 31, 2023 will be required to complete the reinstatement process.  Additionally, reinstatement requires Licensees to submit proof of CEU compliance to the Board.  

    At present the Board is not issuing renewal licenses.  To obtain proof of renewal visit the Board's website and click on the Verify A License option in the vertical menu on the left.  Licensees can search for their information by license number or last name.  This page can be printed by right clicking on your mouse and selecting the print menu option or clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner and selecting the print option.​​


    Notice of Public Meeting

    The Maryland State Board of Acupuncture convenes for its official Board Meeting six (6) times per year, on the second Tuesday in the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. The Regular Session starts at 1pm and is open to the public. The meetings are held virtually and access to the meeting room is published on the website a few days prior to the meeting date.

    ​Subject: Open Session

    Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023​

    Time: 1:00 ​pm

    Join via Google Meet:​
    Phone:+1 401-552-9965‬
    PIN: 910 647 810‬#‬‬

    ​ --​Meeting ​Agenda​--​



    ​Board of Acupuncture

    4201 Patterson Avenue,​

    ​​​​​Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299

    Toll Free: 1-800-530-2481

    Phone: (410)-764-4766

    Fax: (410)-431-3072

    Email: mdh.acupuncture@maryland.gov

    Tiffany L. Smith-Williams, Executive Dire​​ctor
    Stephanie Coley​, Deputy Director