A1: A former Diplomate (anyone who was once certified by the NCCAOM) will be able to apply under the new Time-limited Reinstatement Route. The requirements listed below must be submitted within the 6-month open application period.
A. State Licensure:
Document maintenance of a continuous state license(s) that is free and clear of any and all disciplinary actions. This includes all state(s) where a license was or is currently held. The applicant must hold an active state license that is free and clear at the time of applying for reinstatement. Applicants with disciplinary actions may be considered and will follow the NCCAOM’s current NCCAOM® Code of Ethics, NCCAOM® Grounds for Professional Discipline, and NCCAOM® Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct.
Complete a CPR program (4 PDA/CEU points) within the four (4) years prior to the application date.
Complete a 2-hour, NCCAOM PDA approved safety (SA) course (2 PDA/CEU points) within the four (4) years prior to the application date.
Complete of a 2-hour, NCCAOM PDA approved ethics (ET) course (2 PDA/CEU points) within the four (4) years prior to the application date.
E. Clean Needle Technique (CNT):
Ensure documentation of the face-to-face Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) Clean Needle Technique (CNT) certificate of completion on file with the NCCAOM, and completion of the CCAOM online CNT Review Course: Acupuncture Safety (4 PDA/CEU points) within the four (4) years prior to the application date (not required for Chinese Herbology Certification Reinstatement).
F. Background Screening:
Complete a background screening through NCCAOM’s background screening vendor, Private Eyes. The minimal fee $30 is paid directly to the vendor.
G. Core Competency Maintenance:
Documentation of PDAs/CEUs in the Core Competency categories are required based on each individual’s certification expiration date. All PDA/CEUs may be earned as coursework completed in a classroom or e-learning environment and may be earned at any point of time during the individual’s terminated period.
An individual whose certification has been terminated more than twelve (12) years will have to report a specific number of PDA/CEUs required in each core domain area.
H. Reinstatement Application:
Submission of the NCCAOM® Reinstatement to Active Certification Status Application. The application will be available online as of December 10, 2019 and is valid for six (6) months. If requirements for certification are not met within 6-months of application submission, the applicant must reapply.
The NCCAOM staff have created a Reinstatement requirement calculator, available on the NCCAOM website, to help calculate the number of points and fees for each applicant. It is recommended that applicants gather the PDA/CEU certificates and upload them prior to submission of the application, to ensure meeting the 6-month application timeline.