Certification: Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

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Earning a credential from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) represents a significant professional achievement. NCCAOM certification makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by regulatory bodies, the profession, and the public. Maintaining your credential for the balance of your professional career is essential.<br>There are more than 50 schools of Oriental medicine in the country. NCCAOM Diplomates practice in virtually every state and international countries. The unprecedented growth and acceptance of Oriental medicine over the last 20 years is due in no small part to the existence of a legitimate certification and examination program based on national standards. Today the NCCAOM offers certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Asian Bodywork Therapy.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).