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Montana Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  An applicant must be a graduate of an approved school of acupuncture that is approved by the ACAOM and offers a course of at least 1,000 hours of entry-level training in recognized branches of acupuncture or equivalent curriculum approved by the board.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None

Other Eligibility Requirements:  An applicant must be at least 18 years of age and of good moral character.

Written ExamNCCAOM written exam.

Practical Exam:  None specified.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  No.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, dentists and podiatrists must meet the same requirements, pass an examination, and be licensed as an acupuncturist in order to practice acupuncture in Montana.

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.

Local Organizations

Montana Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
245 Commerce St.
Big Fork, MT 59911
(406) 728-1600
(406) 327-6702 (Fax)

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*While Acufinder.com does its best to give the most current and accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.   State rules and regulations are subject to change, therefore, you should always confirm current legislation and requirements for licensure with your State Board.

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