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Application Wizard - Licensed Acupuncturist

 

Please choose one of the following:

I am applying for practice as an Acupuncturist in Virginia

I want to reinstate a lapsed or expired Acupuncturist license.

   

Please choose one of the following:

I am a U.S. graduate of an ACAOM-approved program

I am a graduate of a program that is not ACAOM approved

   

Please choose one of the following

I have never practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction

I have previously practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction

   

Please choose one of the following:

My educational course of study has been evaluated by a credential evaluation service approved by the Board.*

My educational course of study has not been evaluated.

   

First Time License  

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Forward the NCCAOM Certification Form to NCCAMM to request proof of certification, successful completion of the Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) and of successful completion of the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the application and send along with the required fee (check or money order made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia".  The application, and additional forms, can be found on our Forms page.

Licensure in Virginia  

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Acupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Forward the NCCAOM Certification Form to NCCAMM to request proof of certification, successful completion of the Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) and of successful completion of the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course
  • A completed Form B Activity Questionnaire or a letter of recommendation must be received from all locations of service, places of practice or professional employment, observerships, professional research positions or professional volunteer service listed for the 2 years immediately preceding application (see application instructions for more information).
  • Jurisdiction Clearance (Form C) must be received from all jurisdictions in the US and Canada where you have been licensed certified or registered.
  • You may need to fill out Claims History (Form A). See Application instructions for more details.
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the application and send along with the required fee (check or money order made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia".  The application, and additional forms, can be found on our Forms page.

Is the evaluation service able to provide original transcripts (and an English translation if needed)?

Yes

No

   

Please select one of the following:

I have never practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction

I have previously practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction

   

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Request original transcripts (and an English translation, if needed) from the evaluation service.
  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
close-up of accupuncturist applying needles to  patient's back

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Request original transcripts (and an English translation, if needed) from the evaluation service.
  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
  • Forward the NCCAOM Certification Form to NCCAMM to request proof of certification, successful completion of the Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) and of successful completion of the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course.
  • A  completed  Form  B  Activity  Questionnaire  or  a  letter  of  recommendation  must  be  received  from  all  locations  of  service,  places of practice or professional employment, observerships, professional research positions or professional volunteer service listed for the 2  years  immediately  preceding  application (see application instructions for more information).
  • Jurisdiction Clearance (Form C) must be received from all jurisdictions in the US and Canada where you have been licensed certified or registered.
  • You may need to fill out Claims History (Form A). See Application instructions for more details.
  • IF your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
close-up of accupuncturist applying needles to  patient's back

You will need to provide original transcripts to the board, as well as an English translation, if needed. Please select one of the following:

I have never practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction.

I have practiced this profession and/or held a license in another state or jurisdiction.

   

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • You will need to provide original transcripts to the board, as well as an English translation, if needed
  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
close-up of accupuncturist applying needles to  patient's back

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • You will need to provide original transcripts to the board, as well as an English translation, if needed
  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • If your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
  • Forward the NCCAOM Certification Form to NCCAMM to request proof of certification, successful completion of the Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) and of successful completion of the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course.
  • A completed Form B Activity Questionnaire or a letter of recommendation must be received from all locations of service, places of practice or professional employment, observerships, professional research positions or professional volunteer service listed for the 2 years immediately preceding application (see application instructions for more information).
  • Jurisdiction Clearance (Form C) must be received from all jurisdictions in the US and Canada where you have been licensed certified or registered.
  • You may need to fill out Claims History (Form A). See Application instructions for more details.
  • IF your native language is not English, you will need to have your TOEFL/TSE Scores submitted directly from TOEFL/TSE.
  • Fill out the Application and send along with the required fee.
close-up of accupuncturist applying needles to  patient's back

Graduate of Non-ACAOM-Approved, Non-Evaluated Program  

Before continuing with your application, you will need to have your educational course of study evaluated by a credential evaluation service approved by the Board. Any member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or NAFSA (National Association for Foreign Student Affairs) who provide course-by-course evaluations is acceptable.

 

Has your license been expired for at least two years?

Yes

No

   

Reinstatement  

You have indicated that you are interested in Reinstatement of your license to practice Acupuncture.

 This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you’ll need to apply:

Download and complete the Reinstatement application for an Acupuncture license

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Accupuncture in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Jurisdiction Clearance (Form C) must be received from all jurisdictions in the US and Canada where you have been licensed certified or registered.
  • NPDB Self Query – Complete the online “Place a Self-Query” Order form.
  • Verify your identity. This can be done electronically as part of your ”Place a Self-Query” order or by completing a paper form and having it notarized.
  • Forward the NCCAOM Certification Form to NCCAMM to request proof of certification, successful completion of the Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) and of successful completion of the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course.
  • Copies of documentation supporting any name change since your initial licensure in Virginia.
  • Send documentation, along with required fee (check or money order made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia"), to the Board.

Late Renewal  

You are eligible to renew your Acupuncturist license during the two years after license expiration. You will need to pay the renewal fee, plus a late fee.  You may submit your late renewal using the Online Licensing website.

 

Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President