Acupuncture Studies in New Jersey - NJ
Acupuncture training in New Jersey consists of first earning a bachelor degree in any field. Next, the state’s Acupuncture Examining Board requires that you complete acupuncture studies that are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). This type of program may be included in your bachelor degree studies, depending upon which college you choose, or may be in addition to your bachelor degree. Courses included in most acupuncture education programs include T’ai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, yoga, practice management, professional ethics, Asian bodywork, herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, pharmacology, and clinical sciences. Some choose to get a bachelor degree in another field with a certificate in acupuncture, while others opt to go for a bachelor or even a master degree in acupuncture studies.
After completing your acupuncture education, New Jersey requires that you pass the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) examination, including the modules Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Point Location, and Biomedicine. You must also take and pass the New Jersey Acupuncture Safety and Jurisprudence Examination, complete New Jersey’s application for licensure, and submit all required materials along with $270 for a three-year license fee and $50 for your application fee, to: New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Acupuncture Examining Board, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 46021, Newark, New Jersey 07101.