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Become a L.Ac. in Nebraska

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Become a L.Ac. in Nebraska

Education
You will need to spend 3 to 4 years studying to earn your Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM).  The closest MSOM programs are in Minneapolis, at the Northwestern Health Sciences University, and in Wichita, at the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine.
Please click here for a list of additional acupuncture schools.
Certification
You must pass the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
-Acupuncture with Point Location Examination
-Foundations of Oriental Medicine Examination
-Biomedicine Examination
These systems of exams include demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities in acupuncture theory, diagnosis and treatment technique, point location technique as well as safety protocols to include referrals, ethics, and practice management.  For more information on the exams, click here
Licensed Application
Apply to be licensed in the state of Nebraska.  The initial fee is $300.  Renewal fess are $120 every 2 years.
Along with the completed application, you will need to provide documentation of:
-completed coursework of an approved clean-needle technique course
-completed acupuncture curriculum at an approved school
-passing score on the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
-Acupuncture with Point Location Examination
-Foundations of Oriental Medicine Examination
-Biomedicine Examination
Other requirements include being of good moral character and at least 19 years of age
Join NAOMA!!
Become a member of the Nebraska Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association (NAOMA) for peer support in finding a practice to join or starting your own. Once you are set up, get active in NAOMA! Help preserve and promote the integrity of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
http://www.nccaom.org
http://www.aaaomonline.org
http://www.acaom.org
http://www.medicalacupuncturefacts.com
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