Licensing in Virginia - Education & Examination Requirements

Formal schooling requirements:

    • Graduate of ACAOM accredited school
    • 1,000 hours with 700 didactic and 250 clinical hours in no less than 18 months
    • Individuals who graduated after July 1, 1990 must document 90  semester credit hours of full-time study

Graduates of non-accredited schools:

    • 2 year course with 1,000 hours (700 didactic and 250 clinical hours) 
    • 5 years of licensed practice in another state  

Undergraduate requirements: 

    • 2 academic years of no less than 60 semester credit hours including 18 semester hours in biological sciences (3 hours each in anatomy and physiology)

Examinations: 

    • NCCAOM examination in acupuncture 

ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA
2308 MT VERNON AVENUE, #218
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301
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