Wisconsin Laws & Details
Formal Education Requirements: Completion of a course of study and residency the equivalent of at least 2 consecutive years of full-time education and clinical work in Oriental diagnostic and therapeutic theories and practices at a school accredited by the ACAOM or the NCCAOM.
Undergraduate Requirements: None.
Other Eligibility Requirements: Successful completion of a clean needle technique course acceptable to the department.
Written Exam: The NCCAOM examination and an acceptable clean needle technique course and exam is required.
Practical Exam: None.
Reciprocity/Endorsement: Applicants must be licensees from states with substantialy equivalent requirements and have a minimum of 500 patient visits on 100 patients within the last 12 months, 70% of which must be in general healthcare.
Medical doctors, osteopaths, podiatrists and physician assistants may practice acupuncture in Wisconsin without any additional 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.
Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935 [Mailing]
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 173
Madison, WI 53703
Practice Act: Chapter 451
Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists, Inc. (WISCA)
c/o David Bock, C.A.
235 E. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
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