Renew a License

2016-2018 Acupuncture License Renewals 

Online license renewals for acupuncturists begins in April 2016.  Current licenses expire June 30, 2016. An $80 late fee will be assessed for any renewals not submitted and paid for prior to this date. 

A renewal notification is not required for you to renew your license.  Use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your address in our records.
A license not renewed by June 30 will lapse, and the licensee may not practice. Practicing acupuncture with a lapsed license is considered practicing acupuncture without a license, a felony offense and grounds for disciplinary action.
The OMB requests license renewals be complete by  June 1, 2016, to ensure Board staff have time to review and process them.  As the Board no longer provides the option to complete a paper renewal, staff are available for assistance both over the phone and in-person.
At the time of renewal, the Oregon Medical Board will conduct a random audit of Continuing Education (CE) compliance for acupuncturists. Hours must be relevant to the licensee's practice and be completed within the 2014-2016 licensing period. Licensees may use National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification to fulfill the Oregon CE requirements. Staff will verify certification status directly with NCCAOM.
Audited licensees will receive initial notification during the renewal application process. Board staff will provide follow-up notification about the audit by e-mail and letter. Licensees must respond to the request within 60 days with documentation of completed CE.
For additional information regarding CE requirements, including the number of hours required, acceptable CE providers, possible exemptions and penalties for failure to comply, please review the Oregon Administrative Rule on
Continuing Medical Competency Requirements - OAR 847-008-0070. More information is also available in our Topic of Interest webpage.


Please review our license statuses to determine which status is most appropriate for you. 
Licensees who currently have a non-practicing license status and would like to practice in Oregon must complete the reactivation process.

Licensees Outside of Oregon or Ending Oregon Practice

Planning to Renew
Choose Inactive status if you do not plan to work in Oregon at this time. This status reflects the fact that you are not currently practicing medicine in Oregon.
Choose Locum Tenens status if you plan to work in Oregon intermittently but reside out of state. Locum Tenens licensees must notify the Board in writing and in advance of the date and location of any Oregon practice. 
Not Planning to Renew
You may choose to allow your license to lapse or you may surrender or retire your license if you do not plan to return to practice in Oregon. To let your license lapse, you need take no further action. A license will lapse automatically if you fail to complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. The Board will notify you that your license has lapsed.
To surrender your license, you must notify the OMB in writing that you want to surrender your license. Use the term "surrender" in your letter. You must still complete your license renewal form. Return any and all certificates, licenses and wallet cards issued to you by the OMB. 


Once your license renewal has been reviewed and approved, your certificate of registration will be sent to your mailing address on file. For this reason, it is crucial that you review all personal information in your file, including addresses, to be sure the information is current. 

For inquiries, our Call Center is open from 9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
Phone: 971-673-2700