NCCAOM News - December 2016 (Plain Text Version)

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What is New in 2017

Recertification applications can now be completed, online, through your NCCAOM online portal. All Diplomates have an NCCAOM online account. Feel free to contact the NCCAOM at for your login and/or password information, if needed.

The NCCAOM® Recertification Handbook and paper applications are both available for download on the NCCAOM website. These can be found under “Forms” at

NCCAOM approved PDA courses can be found on the PDA Search Engine under “PDA Program”. The NCCAOM encourages Diplomates to complete a mix of online and face-to-face professional development classes and other approved activities to facilitate various types of activities that encourage professional growth and leadership.

The Recertification Application fee is $255.00 per certification; the Inactive Diplomate Status Application fee is $100.00 per certification, both effective January 1, 2017.

Inactive Diplomates must also renew their certification(s) within 3 years of their last active expiration date. After three years of inactive/lapsed status, the certification is in Terminated status and these former Diplomates need to apply for Reinstatement.

We invite you to visit the NCCAOM website and check out “What’s New” on the homepage to stay current with NCCAOM policy and procedure changes and for information on specific implementation dates.

Announcement: The Apprenticeship Route of eligibility for certification as a Diplomate of Acupuncture and a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology will be eliminated effective December 31, 2021. The Combination of Formal Education and Apprenticeship for US and International Applicants (Route 4) will remain in effect.   [return to top]