Licensing in Florida
Licensing eligibility for acupuncture and Chinese 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 Medicine 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.
Licensing in other States
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.
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published a final rule, which included consumer disclosure requirements for programs that prepare students for professional licensure and certification. The rule went into effect on July 1, 2020.
If an educational program is designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation, Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) requires institutions to disclose to prospective and enrolled students:
- A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification;
- A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification; and
- A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification.
The State Licensure Determination document provides the above information regarding the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture’s programs leading to professional licensure.
For additional information on state certification requirements and contact information for the regulatory agency for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine located in each state go to: http://www.acupuncture.com/statelaws/statelaw.htm
For the latest information concerning the national licensing exam and licensure in each state: see NCCAOM’s website at https://www.nccaom.org/state-licensure/#