Continuing Acupuncture Education for Acupuncturists
As a prerequisite for acupuncturist registration, practitioners are required to complete continuing acupuncture education.
Acupuncture CAE Requirements
Acupuncturists need to complete at least 17 hours of continuing acupuncture education every 12 months. CAE hours should be counted from December 1 - November 30. The Approved Courses List gives four types of courses: General, Herbal, Ethics, Practice Management/General and Biomedicine. To ensure compliance with Board Rules, at least 8 hours annually must be General, 1 hour must be Ethics and at least 2 hours must be Herbal. No more than two of the remaining hours may be Practice Management/General. An acupuncturist must report on the registration permit application if she or he has completed the required CAE.
Effective for acupuncturists registering on or after November 30, 2010, one hour of Biomedicine CAE will be required. (registration period 12/1/2010 to 11/30/2011).
Documentation of CAE courses shall be made available to the Board upon request. Random audits will be made to assure compliance.
Board Approved CAE Courses
The courses on this list are the only individually approved CAE courses at this time. Courses are approved by the Board for three years. For additional information about these courses, please contact the providers directly.
List of Current Approved Courses: CAE-Approved-Courses-02-06-2013.xls
Board Approved CAE Providers
The CAE providers included on this list have been approved by the Board for a period of three years. All courses taken through these providers during their approval period can be used towards CAE requirements. The provider will advise you of the CAE hour categories the course entails, such as General, Herbal, Ethics, Practice Management/General and Biomedicine. For information on the courses available, please contact the providers directly.
List of Current Approved Providers: CAE-Approved-Provider-Numbers-03-28-13.xls