NCCAOM Certification Testing

Earning a credential from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) represents a significant professional achievement. NCCAOM certification makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by regulatory bodies, the profession, and the public.

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Effective October 15, 2022, all NCCAOM candidates will be receiving three (3) free cancelation/rescheduling exam attempts for each of their exams. After the third (free) cancelation/reschedule, the candidate is no longer able to cancel/reschedule an examination and must appear for the exam on the day and time the exam has been re-scheduled; otherwise, the exam appointment will go to “No Show”, and the candidate will forfeit the testing fee paid. To continue testing after a third (free) cancelation/rescheduling attempt, the candidate must fill out the NCCAOM Request Form to receive a new authorization (ATT Letter). The candidate will then have three additional attempts to cancel/reschedule with the new authorization.

Test Preparation

Pearson Professional Center Online Tour

Pearson Professional Centers are designed solely for high-stakes testing. This online tour will help you become more familiar with the testing environment you can expect on the day of your exam.

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to navigate through a computer-based exam, and gives you the opportunity to practice taking a demonstration test.


The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a non-profit organization established in 1982. Its mission is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. Visit the NCCAOM website.

Last updated 2022-08-30