U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approves NCCAOM Certification Exams for Veterans’ Reimbursement

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Media Contact:  Mina Larson, mlarson@thenccaom.org or (904) 674-2491

Jacksonville, FL – (February 18, 2008) The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)® has received official approval from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs declaring that U.S. veterans can receive reimbursement for the costs of the NCCAOM certification examinations.  The examinations that qualify for reimbursement are the Acupuncture and Point Location Module, the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module (FOMM), the Biomedicine Module, and the Chinese Herbology Module.

“NCCAOM submitted an application to the Department of Veteran Affairs for veteran reimbursement for the NCCAOM examination costs in order that veterans who have courageously and selflessly served our country will be able to benefit from beginning a new career as an acupuncturist by becoming NCCAOM certified”, stated Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D., CAE, NCCAOM Chief Executive Officer. “NCCAOM is proud of the men and women who have sacrificed so much to serve our country and this is one way that we can give back to them.”

Veterans who qualify for examination reimbursement must submit their official NCCAOM examination results and receipt for the cost of the examinations to the appropriate processing center of the Department of Veteran Affairs for reimbursement. For additional information about apply for examination reimbursement, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for licensure and certification examination reimbursement at www.gibill.va.gov.  Click onto the license and certification program section of the website.

For more information about NCCAOM certifications or to find a certified NCCAOM practitioner, please visit our new and improved NCCAOM website at www.nccaom.org.

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1982. NCCAOM is a fully autonomous, nonprofit organization, which has the proud distinction of being accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for all of its certification programs. The mission of NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the purpose of protecting the public. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation “Diplomate (NCCAOM).” NCCAOM Certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the profession. The first NCCAOM Comprehensive Written Examination (CWE) in Acupuncture (ACP) was given in March 1985. Since its inception, the NCCAOM has certified more than 21,000 Diplomates in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Asian Bodywork Therapy, and Oriental Medicine. For more information on the NCCAOM, please visit its Web site at www.nccaom.org.

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