FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/22/2017
Contact: Keith Eckert, Director, Marketing and Communications, (215) 243-5843, [email protected]
Mina Larson, Executive Deputy Director, (703) 314-2908 [email protected]
JACKSONVILLE, FL & PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 30, 2017 – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®), the only national certification agency for the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, has selected International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) to exclusively perform academic credential validations and assessments for NCCAOM Certification applicants who were educated outside the United States.
“We are pleased to work with International Consultants of Delaware and benefit from their extensive experience in credentials evaluations,” said Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), CAE, NCCAOM Chief Executive Officer. “Their reports will provide additional information allowing us to better evaluate the academic credentials of our applicants.”
“It is a privilege to work with an outstanding organization like NCCAOM,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International, Inc., parent organization of ICD. “We look forward to serving NCCAOM and providing exceptional service for the applicants.”
NCCAOM Certification is an important professional competence recognized by regulatory bodies, third-party payers, the profession and the public. Certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 45 states including the District of Columbia, representing 98 percent of the states that regulate acupuncture.
As part of the exclusive agreement, ICD will evaluate post-secondary (tertiary) academic records and transcripts to ensure international applicants meet the NCCAOM eligibility requirements for certification.
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)® is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. 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 45 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98 percent of the states that regulate acupuncture. All NCCAOM certification programs are currently accredited by the National Commission for Certification Agencies (NCCA). To learn more about the NCCAOM, or about acupuncture and national board certification visit www.nccaom.org. To find an NCCAOM board-certified practitioner in your area, click on Find a Practitioner at www.nccaom.org.
About International Consultants of Delaware
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD) is a globally recognized expert in credential evaluation for education, employment, immigration, licensure and certification. Established in 1977, ICD is a charter member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). ICD is a credentialing service which evaluates international educational documents in terms of United States comparability for individuals who have completed all or part of their education outside the United States. In 2000, ICD was acquired by CGFNS International, Inc., an internationally recognized authority on education, registration and licensure of healthcare professionals worldwide. For more information, go to www.icdeval.com.