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Eligibility Requirements for Oregon Licensure

To be eligible for an acupuncture license in Oregon, an applicant must have:

  • Graduated from an acupuncture program that satisfies the standards of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) or an equivalent accreditation body. Alternatively, the applicant may show adequate clinical acupuncture practice in the United States for five of the last seven years (see Oregon Administrative Rule 847-070-0016).
  • Current certification in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
  • English language proficiency.

Note: NCCAOM Route 8 certification does not qualify for licensure in Oregon per OAR 847-070-0016. 

General Application Information

  • Important Application Information
  • Documentation Required
    • Items to be sent to the Board from you, the applicant
    • Items to be sent to the Board directly from the primary source
    • Personal History Questions
  • Open-Book Medical Practice Act (MPA) Exam

Acupuncture Application Checklist

Licensee Handbook

Military Spouse Licensure

Supplemental Forms

To assist you with fast and accurate information on the status of your application or questions about your license, please contact the Licensing Call Center:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
Phone: 971-673-2700

In all correspondence with the Call Center, please include your Applicant Number, Date of Birth, and ONLY the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number to ensure confidentiality.
The Board looks forward to receiving your application and helping you through the licensure process.