Library - TCM Organizations

These professional and regulatory organizations may provide helpful information for a career in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
ACAOM is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
The AAOM exists to promote the professional field of acupuncture and oriental medicine,as a distinct primary care field of medicine. It supports legislative and public policy changes, community partnerships, and public awareness. Students members are welcome and encouraged to become involved.

California Acupuncture Board
This site provides all the information needed to obtain licensure for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the State of California. 

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
CCAOM promotes Acupuncture and Oriental medicine by promoting educational excellence within the field. Information regarding the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course is available at this site. Successful completion of the CNT course is one of the requirements for NCCAOM certification and graduation from the East West College of Natural Medicine.

Florida Board of Acupuncture
This state agency oversees the licensing of acupuncturists in the state of Florida. Application procedures, current licenses, and license renewal processes are addressed at this site.

Florida State Oriental Medicine Association
The mission of the FSOMA is to promote the profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through clinical excellence, practitioner support, and freedom of public access.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  
NCCAOM offers national board certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Asian Bodywork Therapy. NCCAOM Certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the profession.