ACAOM Accreditation and State Approvals

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorates.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (MAOM) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAOM Directory: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Doctor of Acupuncture program with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (DACM), approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

The Doctor of Acupuncture program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM preaccreditation/accreditation for the program. However, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the State of Texas, Authority for this exemption will continue as long as the institution maintains its accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and standards acceptable to the Coordinating Board.Questions or complaints about this institution should be addressed to:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Box 12788, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
or call: (512) 427-6225

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

The legal requirements for licensure in Texas and entry into the profession can be obtained from:

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
P.O. Box 2018
Austin, TX 78768-2018
or call: (512) 305-7067

California Acupuncture Board Approval

The College is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates of our institution are eligible for licensure as acupuncturists in the states of Texas, California, and many other states. Additional requirements for California licensure can be obtained from:

California Acupuncture Board
1747 N. Market Blvd. Suite 180
Sacramento, CA 95834
or call: (916) 515-5200

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Other State Approvals

Graduates of the college will be qualified to apply for licensure in many other states. For information regarding each state’s acupuncture licensure laws, please contact each respective state boards.