State Licensure Requirements Interactive map*

Although a majority of states require the NCCAOM examination or certification, each state regulatory board carries unique requirements for licensure. As a service to our Diplomates and candidates, a map of requirements for each state can be viewed by clicking individual states below. In addition, this map provides the contact list for each state regulatory agency. Although NCCAOM regularly updates the information contained on the map below, the NCCAOM does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. State rules and regulations are subject to change; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant, before application submission, to verify the state regulatory licensure requirements for each state that they wish to become licensed.

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State Verification
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States that require NCCAOM Certification

States with No Acupuncture Practice Act

States that Require or Use NCCAOM Examinations

California Licensing Examination

 * Updated as of 02/23/2021

State Licensing Notes

State Notes
Illinois Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine certification is required to practice herbs.
Massachusetts Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine certification is required to practice herbs.
New Jersey Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine certification is required to practice herbs.
Ohio Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine certification is required to practice herbs.
Pennsylvania Acupuncture certification is not required; however, passage of the Chinese Herbology exam is required to practice herbs.
Vermont Acupuncture certification is not required; however, passage of the Chinese Herbology exam is required to practice herbs.
Washington DC
Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine certification is required to practice herbs.