NCCAOM Press Center
Welcome to NCCAOM’s Press Center. This section of our site is devoted to providing information to reporters. If you are a reporter, you will be able to access all information about the NCCAOM in one place to assist you in your research.
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 44 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
To assure the safety and well-being of the public and to advance the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine by establishing and promoting national evidence-based standards of competence and credentialing.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine provided by NCCAOM credentialed practitioners will be integral to healthcare and accessible to all members of the public.
NCCAOM in the News:
- 2016:The Science of Cupping
- 2016: Olympians Use Cupping
- 2016: Acupuncture Earns Unique Occupational Code From U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- 2016: NCCAOM Hosts Ethics Symposium
- 2003: Survey: Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Adults Has Tried Acupuncture