In the State of Nebraska, an acupuncturist can apply for a license to practice once they meet the following criteria:
- Have graduated from, after having successfully completed the acupuncture curriculum requirements of an approved school;
- Have successfully passed the NCCAOM Acupuncture Comprehensive Written Examination;
- Have successfully passed the NCCAOM Point Location Examination;
- Have successfully completed an approved clean-needle technique course;
- Have good moral character;
- Have attained at least the age of 19;
- Submit to the Department:
- An application for a license to practice acupuncture on a form provided by the Department, a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment A and incorporated in these regulations by this reference. Only applications which are complete will be considered.
- Official documentation showing graduation and successful completion of the acupuncture curriculum requirements at an approved school;
- Official documentation of passing score obtained on the NCCAOM Acupuncture Comprehensive Written Examination;
- Official documentation of passing score obtained on the NCCAOM Point Location Examination;
- Official documentation showing successful completion of an approved clean-needle technique course; EFFECTIVE DATE NEBRASKA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DECEMBER 5, 2004 REGULATION AND LICENSURE 172 NAC 89 3
- Certification from each state where applicant has ever held a license or certification that such license/certification has never been suspended, revoked, limited, or disciplined in any manner. If there are any disciplinary actions, the nature of such actions is to be included;
- A copy of a birth certificate, marriage license, driver’s license, or other valid verification of age;
- The required licensure fee.
(Information about licensing taken from the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division Manual: Title 172- Professional and Occupational Licenses Regulations, Chapter 89- Regulations Governing the Practice of Acupuncture).
Central College of Oriental Medicine is committed to preparing our students for all of the necessary components of the licensure requirements by providing our students with a high quality education that teaches the skills and knowledge required to pass the NCCAOM Acupuncture Comprehensive Written Examination and the NCCAOM Point Location Examination. NCCAOM certificate or exams are required for licensing in 45 states in US.