Why Accredited Acupuncture Schools?


Why accredited acupuncture schools? Here's why…
It is important for acupuncture schools to be accredited for two major reasons:

  1. They assures the delivery of a quality education that is expected by the general public and
  2. They provide degree recognition by other institutions (as well as future employers)

An acupuncture school receive its accreditation through the accrediting agency called The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The ACAOM was established in 1982 by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as the American Association of Oriental Medicine.

The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges the ACAOM as a type of accrediting agency that is "specialized and professional."

The ACAOM's main goals are: 

  • To create in-depth educational and institutional standards for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools. 
  • To accredit said schools that fulfill the above stated specifications.