Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Exam and Education Schedule
Every applicant shall provide satisfactory proof that he completed a board approved educational program as defined in 61-14A-14 of the act and 16.2.7 NMAC. If the educational program is no longer in existence, or if the applicant’s records are not available for good cause, the applicant shall submit an affidavit so stating and shall identify the educational program, and shall provide the address, dates of enrollment, and curriculum completed, along with such other information and documents as the board shall deem necessary. The Board, in its sole and sound discretion, may accept or reject as adequate and sufficient such evidence presented in lieu of the records otherwise required. Click here for approved educational programs
The following shall be the examination requirements for licensure. All fees for nationally recognized examinations shall be paid by the applicant and are not included in fees charged by the board.
- Achievement of a passing score as determined by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) on each of the following:
- the NCCAOM Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module;
- the NCCAOM Acupuncture Module;
- the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology Module;
- the NCCAOM Biomedicine Module; and
- the NCCAOM Point Location Module.
Applicants who completed the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examinations in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology prior to June 2004 are not required to pass the NCCAOM Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module.
Successful completion of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine approved Clean Needle Technique Course.
Achievement of a passing score of at least 75 percent on the Clinical Skills Examination. To determine a passing score when the applicant is examined by more than one examiner, if the applicant is examined by two examiners, the applicant must receive a score of at least 75 percent after both scores are averaged and if the applicant is examined by three examiners, the applicant must receive a score of at least 75 percent from a majority of the examiners. The Clinical Skills Examination is normally offered in the spring and in the fall.
Achievement of a passing score of not less than 90 percent on the board approved and board administered jurisprudence examination covering the act and the rules. This is an open-book examination and can be obtained by calling the Board office.