National Certification

NCCAOM exams and certification

Graduates of Northwestern’s master’s degree programs exceed the eligibility requirements for the comprehensive national certification examinations offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture program are eligible to take the acupuncture certification program exam modules which include:

  • Foundations of Oriental Medicine
  • Acupuncture with Point Location
  • Biomedicine

Graduates of the Master of Oriental Medicine program are eligible to take the Oriental Medicine certification program exam modules which include:

  • Foundations of Oriental Medicine
  • Acupuncture with Point Location
  • Biomedicine
  • Chinese Herbology

Students agree to provide Northwestern with copies of their NCCAOM examination results for use in program assessment.

NCCAOM exam and certification process at Northwestern

Licensing

Most states require NCCAOM examination and/or certification for licensing.

 

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