Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Programs Accreditation & Certification

Study at an Accredited School for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAOM institutional and programmatic accreditation status and notes may be viewed at:

8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55437
Phone: 952-212-2434
Fax: 952-657-7068

The Northwestern Health Sciences University (“NWHSU”) Professional Doctorate (PD) program accreditation status

The Northwestern Health Sciences University (“NWHSU”) Professional Doctorate (PD) program, approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

This program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and NWHSU is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, NWHSU can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

For more information on the Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (D.Ac)’s accreditation status, please go to the University Accreditation page.