The professional accrediting organization for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education in the United States is the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Central College of Oriental Medicine is not eligible to seek institutional accreditation from ACAOM until students have been enrolled for one academic year according to the policy of Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
ACAOM had an Orientation Site Visit to Central College of Oriental Medicine on 1.15.2018. The orientation visit included a full review of the Orientation Visit PowerPoint and full review of ACAOM’s website in addition to responding to all institutional representative questions during the visit (11am – 3:30pm on 1/15/2018). CCOM has been added into ACAOM contact list and keep regular contact with ACAOM. CCOM will seek ACAOM institutional accreditation after students have been enrolled for one academic year following ACAOM policy.
After students have been enrolled for one academic year we will seek pre-accreditation, which is a one year process. Once pre-accreditation is granted, students who graduate from our college will be eligible to sit for their acupuncture licensure exams. Official accreditation occurs three years after pre-accreditation has been approved and must be reapplied for every seven years.