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2020-2022 Acupuncture License Renewals

Acupuncture information about practice during COVID-19 and updates for the acupuncture license renewal process are on the Board’s COVID-19 webpage. Please contact OMB staff at or 971-673-2700 with license renewal questions.

Online license renewal will be available beginning April 1, 2020. Current licenses expire June 30, 2020.

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 home, mailing, and practice addresses 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.

Please complete your renewal by June 1 to ensure Board staff have time to review and process the renewal application. Please note: Paper renewals are not offered. Staff are available to assist by phone. 

Renewal Fees


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. You may use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your home, practice, and mailing addresses in our records.

Continuing Education Audits 

At the time of renewal, the Oregon Medical Board will conduct a random audit of Continuing Education Units (CEU) compliance for renewing licensees. Hours must be relevant to the licensee's practice and be completed within 2018-2020. Licensees may use ongoing participation in maintenance of NCCAOM certification to satisfy the audit. Staff will attempt to verify certification status directly with the accepted certifying board.
Audited licensees will receive initial notification during the renewal application process. Board staff will provide follow-up notification about the audit by email and letter. Please do not submit Continuing Education documentation until asked to do so. Licensees must respond to the request within 60 days with documentation of completed CEU.
For additional information regarding CEU requirements, including the number of hours required, acceptable CEU providers, possible exemptions and penalties for failure to comply, please visit our Topic of Interest webpage or review the Oregon Administrative Rule on Acupuncurist Competency Requirements - OAR 847-008-0070


Please review our license statuses to determine which status is most appropriate for you. 
Licensees who would like to change their license from a non-practicing status to a practicing status must:
  1. Renew their license at the current status, and 
  2. Complete a reactivation application.

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 acupuncture 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 or retire your license, you will notify the Board at the beginning of the renewal application  
The definitions for each of these options are available on our license statuses webpage.
For renewal inquiries, our Call Center is open from 9 AM to 3 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
Phone: 971-673-2700

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