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Accredited by ACAOM

The Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.) degree program of Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 14502 Greenview Drive, Suite 300B, Laurel, MD 20708. Phone: 301.313.0855 and fax 301.313.0912. ACAOM’s website is

Florida Commission for Independent Education Authorized

The Academy is authorized to grant Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.) degrees by the State of Florida Commission for Independent Education. CEU courses and approval for CEU credits are not under the purview of the Commission for Independent Education. The Commission is located at 325 West Gaines Street, Ste. 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Phone 888.224.6684 and fax 850.245.3234.

NCCAOM Certification Opportunity

Graduates of the Academy’s Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Studies programs are qualified to sit for the national certification examinations for licensing which are administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification is currently accepted as a full or partial basis for licensure as acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine practitioners in most states. The NCCAOM is located at 76 South Laura Street, Suite 1290, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Phone 904.598.1005 and fax: 904.598.5001. NCCAOM’s website is

State Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Licensing eligibility for acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners in Florida is approved by the State Board of Acupuncture. All requirements for Florida licensure are satisfied by the Academy’s Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Studies program. Specific details on how the program meets Florida requirements are detailed in the program description section of the catalog. For more information on acupuncture licensure in Florida, contact the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1940 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Phone 850.488.0595.

Private Practice Regulations

Most states or jurisdictions where graduates choose to practice acupuncture have their own laws, regulations and licensing procedures. Students should be aware that acupuncture is a growing field and states are frequently revising requirements for licensing. While the Academy is not responsible for ensuring that students meet legal requirements in all states, we can assist students in clarifying individual state requirements. However, applicants to the Academy’s program are ultimately responsible for determining the specific licensure requirements for the state(s) in which they plan to practice.