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Credentials and Digital Badges

One of the benefits of becoming certified by the NCCAOM is the distinction of using your Diplomate credential. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation “NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Diplomate of Acupuncture, Diplomate of Chinese Herbology or Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy” from the NCCAOM.

National board certification in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Asian bodywork therapy and Oriental medicine has been the mark of excellence in AOM since the inception of each certification program. It is for this reason that the NCCAOM encourages all NCCAOM Diplomates to correctly and uniformly utilize their credentials after their name along with the initials of NCCAOM in parenthesis followed by the registration symbol ® (e.g., (NCCAOM)®).

Active NCCAOM certification allows Diplomates the ability to proudly designate themselves as “nationally board certified” according to the credential(s) earned, and use one or more of the following designations:

NCCAOM Service Marks are now Digital Badges

To recognize NCCAOM® Certified Diplomates, the NCCAOM is pleased to offer the NCCAOM® Diplomate Digital Badge. The badge is a digital icon that when clicked upon, showcases the Diplomate, their educational degree level as well as all requirements satisfied to become an NCCAOM® Certified Diplomate. The badge is designed to be used in all digital platforms and profiles such as social media and websites.

Step 1: Download and save the badge icon to your computer.
Step 2: Click on Badge Details below to retrieve the details page URL.
Step 3: Determining the method to link the detail page to the badge icon will depend on the social media platform

To activate the badge on any digital platform, the details page URL must be linked to the badge icon. Each digital platform has a different requirements to complete this function. For the social media information, please download the guide.

Click Each Digital Badge Below to See How it Works

John Smith,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®
John Smith, M.A.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, AP

John Smith,
Dipl. C.H. (NCCAOM)®
John Smith, MBA, J.D.,
Dipl. C.H. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., RD

John Smith,
John Smith, M.O.M.,
Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®,

John Smith,
Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®
John Smith, Ph.D.,
Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., FABORM

John Smith,
Dipl. Ac. & C.H. (NCCAOM)®
John Smith, M.O.M.,
Dipl. Ac., C.H. & ABT,
How to Access Digital Badge