NCCAOM® Job Analysis Study 2017

Thank you all for your time and effort completing the survey!

2017 JA Survey is Now Closed

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Daniel Jiao Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

Daniel Jiao, Dipl. O. M. (NCCAOM)®


The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) will be conducting a survey of licensed acupuncturists nationwide for the purpose of gathering their opinions about job-related functions.

The survey is part of a research-based job analysis (JA) study to define and update a core set of competencies, skills, and performance expectations that result in safe and effective acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice.

Defining these core competencies and job tasks is critical for public protection and growth of the profession.

Please visit the JA Informational Page for a history of prior NCCAOM job analyses and to access Executive Summary reports.


To ensure that the NCCAOM certification examinations are fair and relevant, they must reflect up to date practices and the most current safety standards.

It is essential to periodically conduct surveys of the profession to document the tasks that are performed and the knowledge, skills, and abilities practitioners must possess in order to practice competently and safely.

By participating, you are helping define the future of NCCAOM licensing exams and certification.


The 2017 JA Study survey will go live and be available starting June 30, 2017. All NCCAOM Diplomates and/or licensed acupuncturists practicing in the U.S. and aboard are invited to participate.

The survey will remain active through August 27, 2017. After completion of the JA study, the results from the survey and the entire JA process will be made available to the public to provide transparency surrounding this critical process.


Strengthen your professional community and earn up to 9 PDA points from NCCAOM.

The survey will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.  Participants will be granted up to 9 PDA points, 2 points for each of the three exam content areas they complete and 3 points for completing Chinese Herbology area.

To further encourage survey participation, the NCCAOM gave away 4 iPad Minis. All respondents who completed the survey between June 30 and August 27 will be entered into a drawing for a $250 American Express gift card.

All acupuncturists across the spectrum of years of experience, practice settings, and geographic locations are encouraged to contribute their voice to this process. If you have questions about the JA study or NCCAOM certification, please contact us at

2017 JA Survey is Now Closed