Accreditation & Approval

The Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM), the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), and the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) programs of ACTCM at CIIS are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAOM is located at
8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
(952) 212-2434
Fax: (952) 657-7068
Website: www.acaom.org

DAOM Program: the ACTCM at CIIS Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program was granted continuing accreditation by ACAOM in March 2018, effective through February 2025. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed here.

DACM Program: the ACTCM at CIIS Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program was granted initial accreditation by ACAOM in November 2018, effective through February 2025. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed here.

Since our merger with California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in July 2015, ACTCM as one of the four schools at CIIS, is institutionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accreditor. At this time, all of the programs offered by ACTCM at CIIS are regionally accredited by WSCUC, including our DACM program.

WSCUC
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA  94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001

Licensure and Certification

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and graduates of the MSTCM program are eligible to take the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. For licensure information contact:

State of California Acupuncture Board

1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 180
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 515-5200
Fax: (916) 928-2204

The comprehensive MSTCM program also meets the licensure requirements of most states that license practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and prospective students are advised to contact the appropriate agency in the state in which they intend to practice for information on specific licensure requirements.

Graduates of the MSTCM program are eligible to take the examination and become certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). For more information, contact:

NCCAOM
2025 M Street NW
Suite 800
Washington DC, 20036
Phone: (888) 381-1140
Fax: (202) 381-1141
www.nccaom.org

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