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North Carolina Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  Successful completion of a three-year postgraduate program at the acupuncture college accredited by, or in candidacy status with ACAOM, or if outside the United States, the California Acupuncture Committee.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None specified.

Other Eligibility Requirements:  Successful completion of the clean needle technique course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Written Exam:  The NCCAOM written exam.

Practical Exam:  The NCCAOM PEPLS.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  No.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors may practice acupuncture in North Carolina without any specific licensing.

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.

Governmental Body

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board
Paola Ribadeneira, Executive Secretary
PO Box 10686
Raleigh, NC  27608

Practice Act: NC General Statutes - Chapter 90 Article 30 1; NCALB Acupuncture Regulations

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 postive experience and results, find an acupuncturist with experience treating a similar condition (with acupuncture) to what you have.

 

 

*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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