An applicant must be 18 years old and meet one of the following standards:
1. Graduation from a course of training of at least 1,800 hours, including 300 clinical hours, that is:
Approved by the ACAOM, or
Diplomate in Acupuncture from the NCCAOM; or
Passing score on an examination that is determined by the Board to be equivalent to the examination given by the NCCAOM.
3. An applicant must also demonstrate proof of proficiency in the written and oral communication of the English language by providing documentary evidence that: The applicant has completed at least 60 credits from an English-speaking undergraduate school or English-speaking professional school or;
Has achieved a TOEFL passing score of at least
577 on the paper/pencil test
233 on the computer based test is the minimum score required for acupuncture licensure applicants
90 on the internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT)
with the following minimum passing scores for each section:
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND RECENTLY DISCHARGED MILITARY VETERANS & SPOUSES
Pursuant to the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, military veterans discharged within one (1) year of application for licensing or registration qualify for expedited processing of applications and review of equivalency requests for military training. The Board will expedite review and processing of applications of any military schools or courses submitted as qualifying equivalents for required educational licensing/registration educational standards. The Board extends these privileges to active duty military, including reservists called to active duty for training or deployment. These provisions also fully apply to spouses of active duty and qualifying veterans. If requested, the Board will also provide counseling assistance to qualifying veterans, active duty personnel, and spouses on application, licensing and credentialing issues.
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