Apply for a Certificate to Practice Acupuncture

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4734-10-03

Chiropractic physicians who possess a current, valid Ohio chiropractic license may apply for a certificate to practice acupuncture. In general, the same Administrative Rules apply to the practice of acupuncture as do the practice of chiropractic. If your chiropractic license is forfeited or inactive or is suspended or revoked, your acupuncture certificate will likewise be forfeited, inactivated, suspended or revoked.

To apply for an acupuncture certificate you need:
  • A current, valid chiropractic license issued by the Ohio State Chiropractic Board; 
  • Official transcript reflecting 300 hours of Board-approved acupuncture training; 
  • Official transcript reflecting passage of the NBCE Acupuncture examination with a score of 375 or higher; 
  • Completed application
  • $100 non-refundable fee. 

Board-Approved Acupuncture Courses



New York Chiropractic College
International Academy of Medical Acupuncture

(800) 327-1113

Parker University
(800) 266-4723

Logan University
(636) 230-1965


Acupuncture Advertising
A chiropractic physician who holds a certificate to practice acupuncture may represent or advertise that he or she is a "chiropractor certified by the state chiropractic board to practice acupuncture." Unless the chiropractic physician holds an acupuncture license issued by the State Medical Board of Ohio, the chiropractic physician shall not represent or advertise as holding any of the titles listed in ORC 4762.08.

Acupuncture Referral
Chiropractic physicians are permitted to refer patients to acupuncturists and oriental medicine practitioners licensed by the State Medical Board for acupuncture services. If a patient is referred to an acupuncturist or oriental medicine practitioner for acupuncture services, the chiropractic physician must comply with the supervision requirements outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4762.10 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4762.10.

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