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At least 1725 hours of study in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from an ACCAOM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) - accredited program.

Other Eligiblity Requirements:  Must be NCCAOM certified.

Written Exam:  The NCCAOM exam.

Practical Exam:  None.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  None.

Practice by Others

The Acupuncture Act of South Carolina set the entry-level standard to the level of the NCCAOM Diplomate for any individual to practice acupuncture in South Carolina.

Governmental Body

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners

P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211


Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-4300

Practice Act:  The Acupuncture Act of South Carolina

Local Organizations

South Carolina Oriental Medicine Association (SCOMA)

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