Alaska Laws & Details
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Formal Education Requirements: Completion of a course of study consistent with the core curriculum and guidelines of the National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges at a school approved by the department. Individuals who graduated from a United States non-ACAOM school or are foreign trained may be licensed to practice if they are licensed in another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements equivalent to those of Alaska.
Undergraduate Requirements: None.
Other Eligibility Requirements: An applicant must be of good moral character and at least 21 years of age, have no disciplinary proceedings or unresolved complaints at the time of application, and have had no license suspended or revoked in Alaska or another jurisdiction.
Written Exam: The NCCAOM written examination.
Practical Exam: None specified.
Reciprocity/Endorsement: Individuals who have graduated from a United States non-ACAOM school or are foreign trained may be licensed to practice if they are licensed in another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements equivalent to those of Alaska.
Practice by Others
Medical doctors, osteopaths and dentists may practice acupuncture in Alaska without any specific training.
Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of chiropractors.
Note: Look for a physician with formal training in the practice of acupuncture. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is an art and a science that takes years to master. While any licensed physician can stick needles into you, for a positive experience and results, find an acupuncturist with experience treating a similar condition (with acupuncture) to what you have.
Department of Commerce and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing - Acupuncture
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
Practice Act: Acupuncture Statutes and Regulations
Acupuncture for Alaska
P.O. Box 111973
Anchorage, AK 99511