NCCAOM® Credential Assessment

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) Credential Assessment

acupuncture-smallNCCAOM® Certification requires that applicants educated outside the United States complete a credential assessment. This credential assessment evaluates post-secondary (tertiary) academic records and transcripts to ensure international applicants meet the NCCAOM eligibility requirements for certification.

Here’s an overview of the assessment process:

1. When you click the Apply Now button below, you will be taken to the online application. Complete all the required fields.

2. After you have finished the application, you will be asked to pay for the service ($500).

3. After paying for the service, you will receive an email with a link to the “Request for Academic Records/Transcripts” form. Complete the applicant/student section of the form and send it to each post-secondary (tertiary) school you attended and ask them to complete it and return it to ICD. Note: All academic records, transcripts and course descriptions submitted to ICD must be in English.

4. At an average, it takes 3 to 6 months from date of application to receive the documents from the school. The length of time it takes ICD to generate your report is influenced by the complexity of your file and your country of education. The final report will be sent to NCCAOM.

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