Utah Laws & Details
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Formal Education Requirements: Graduation from an ACAOM accredited program or a program of study that meets NCCAOM exam eligibility requirements.
Other Eligiblity Requirements: Current and active NCCAOM certification.
Written Exam: The NCCAOM exam. A state jurisprudence exam is also required.
Practical Exam: The NCCAOM PEPLS is required.
Reciprocity/Endorsement: A license without examination may be issued to a person who has been in any state, district or territory in the United States or in any foreign country, whose education, experience and examination requirements are, or were at the time the license was issued, equal to those of Utah. Before any person may be issued a license under this section, he or she must produce satisfactory evidence of his or her qualifications, identity, and good standing in his or her occupation or profession.
Practice by Others
Medical doctors and osteopaths may practice acupuncture in Utah without any specific training but may not use the term "acupuncturist."
A chiropractor may practice acupuncture but may not use the term "acupuncturist" or claim to be a licensed acupuncturist without an acupuncture license.
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.
Utah Division of Occupation and Professional Licensing
Occupations & Professions
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT
(866) 275-3675 (Toll-free in Utah)
(801) 530-6511 (Fax)
Practice Act: Acupuncture Licensing Act and Acupuncture Licensing Act Rules
Utah Association for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (UAAOM)
Mark Montgomery, L.Ac., Membership Co-Chair
904 N. 1400 West
St. George, UT 84770
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