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Florida License
for Acupuncture

Requirements for Initial Florida Acupuncture License

General Requirements

  • Completion of a training program
  • Passage of an examination offered by the NCCAOM or state examination approved by the board as substantially equivalent.
  • Proof of English proficiency (only for applicants that have passed the national written examination in any language other than English)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage
  • 60 hour injection therapy course – This course is required for initial licensure and may or may not be included in your Acupuncture transcript. If this course is not listed in your Acupuncture transcript you may log on to CE Broker at www.cebroker.com to find information on obtaining this course
  • 15 hours – Supervised Instruction in Universal Precautions Applicable to Needling Techniques
  • 20 hours – Florida Laws and Rules
  • Completion of 8-hour program that incorporates the safe and beneficial use of laboratory test and imaging findings.

Examination Information

The Board currently approves as the Florida Examination for licensure the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Exam, consisting of the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module, the Acupuncture Module, the Point Location Module, the Biomedicine Module, and the Chinese Herbology Module. All applicants should contact the NCCAOM directly to take the examination.

For additional information, use this link: https://floridasacupuncture.gov/licensing/

Required Course List

  • Acupuncture Point Injection  60 hour

    Approvals: FL Board of Acupuncture #20-399135 & NCCAOM Professional Enhancement category

    Course hours: 60

    Course fee: $1,750.00

    Course description: This course will qualify the Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician for injection therapy under the current rule (64B1-9.001 (cc)).

    This course is mandatory for FL licensure.
    Please call @ 941.263.0613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

  • FL Laws and Rules #20-846644

    Approvals: FL Board of Acupuncture

    Course hours: 20

    Course fee: $165.00

    Course description: This home study/recorded learning course will meet the FL requirements for INITIAL acupuncture licensure.
    Please call @ 941.263.0613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

  • Laboratory Testing for TCM Practitioners

    Approvals: FL Board of Acupuncture #20-507760

    Course hours: 5.0 Course fee: $135.00  Short Video/Home Study

    Course description: This home study/recorded course will meet the biomedical requirements for AP licensure renewal and FL requirements for INITIAL acupuncture licensure (labs).

    Please call @ 941.263.0613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

  • Introduction to Medical Imaging

    Approvals: FL Board of Acupuncture #20-858292

    Course hours: 3.0

    Category: BioMed

    Course fee: $75.00

    Course description: This home study/recorded course will meet the requirements for FL AP license renewal and FL requirements for INITIAL acupuncture licensure (imaging).

    Please call @ 941.263.0613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.