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National and State Licensing Requirements

National Exams

Upon completion of the MSAc program graduates are eligible to take their national board examinations.


New Jersey Acupuncture License Requirements

Upon completion of the MSAc program (and completion of a bachelor’s degree independent of your acupuncture education) graduates may take their NJ State board examination.


In New Jersey, a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is not considered a primary care practitioner, however, L.Ac.'s can practice independently. The scope of practice is outlined in New Jersey's Administrative Code 13:35-9.12 SCOPE OF PRACTICE.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Toll free (NJ only) (800) 242-5846
Fax (973) 273-8035

Individual State Acupuncture Licensing Requirements

Acupuncture is regulated on a state-by-state basis, to find out information on individual state licensing requirements, please visit the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website.


National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
2001 K St, NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, DC 20006