North Carolina Acupuncture CEU / PDA Requirements

North Carolina Acupuncture Continuing Education Requirements

North Carolina uses the initial NCCAOM examination, however it does not require NCCAOM Certification for license renewal. North Carolina accepts NCCAOM approved courses for their license renewal requirements.  Please see *Reference, page 6.

Please visit the NCCAOM PDA or CEU course page for current course listings.

Requirements:  The license shall be renewed every two years on July 1; 40 Hours/CEUs/PDAs of continuing education are required in this time frame
According to the board:
– At least 15 hours must relate to core acupuncture
– At least 10 credits must come from courses with content relating to the scope of practice of acupuncture (can include core acupuncture as well as adjunctive therapies such as massage, mechanical, thermal, electrical and electromagnetic treatment and the recommendation of herbs, dietary guidelines, and therapeutic exercise).
– The remaining 15 credits – you may submit 2 credits for CPR and up to 10 pre-approved courses for teaching, research, or authoring an article in a peer-reviewed journal.


Updated 11/9/2023

North Carolina Acupuncture Continuing Education CEUs