Massachusetts Acupuncture Continuing Education
Acupuncture CAE for License Renewal
Yes! Massachusetts acupuncturists receive continuing education credit for all acupuncture continuing education courses at HealthCMI. All courses at HealthCMI are NCCAOM approved. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine accepts all NCCAOM approved acupuncture continuing education courses.
The new 10 hour herbal requirement is met with courses at HealthCMi. Most HealthCMi courses are herbal medicine related and they are also pre-apprved by the NCCAOM. The Massachusetts Committee on Acupuncture accepts HealthCMI courses toward the 10 hour herbal requirement. For example, for a 15 hour NCCAOM approved course at HealthCMi, simply apply 10 of those hours toward your herbal medicine requirement. This is a simple process because all current HealthCMI courses are herbal medicine courses. This also applies to the 15 hour acupuncture requirement. All HealthCMI courses involve detailed Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis sections which are directly related to the practice of acupuncture. Therefore, the hours may be applied to either the acupuncture or herbal requirements, or both.
Massachusetts law reads:
(i) Continuing Education Requirements. All licensees approved by the Committee to use herbal therapy in their practice of acupuncture must have at least ten hours of training directly related to Herbology as part of their 30 hours of continuing education credits. In addition, the licensee must have at least 15 hours of continuing acupuncture education credits directly related to acupuncture. In no event shall the applicant use herbal therapy in his/her acupuncture practice unless the applicant has at least 30 hours of continuing acupuncture education biennially, of which five hours may be indirectly related to acupuncture or herbology.