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New York

Since 1976, NYS has licensed more than 500 Licensed acupuncturists. These are non-physician acupuncturists. In addition, they have certified 652 physicians to practice acupuncture.

Ms. Ronnie Hausheer
NY State Board for Acupuncture
State Education Department
Cultural Educational Center Room 3103
Albany, New York 12230
(518) 473-0221

Eligibility Requirements: For licensure of non-physician acupuncturists in NYS, they require completion of a program of 4050 clock hours (Most 3-year ACAOM-accredited programs meet this requirement.) In addition, an individual must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university (or the equivalent), including 9 semester hours in the biosciences. We also require course work in anatomy, pathology and physiology. Finally, as with all the licensed professions in NYS, proof of English proficiency is required.

Examination Requirements: Passage of the NCCAOM written examination is required.