The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) feels the need to impart this important information as it may affect former Diplomates' ability to return to full certification with the NCCAOM.
A major policy change for individuals in lapsed status will be implemented on January 1, 2013. Individuals that have been in lapsed status for more than 3 years will automatically terminate effective as of January 1, 2013. After this date all individuals in terminated status must reapply and take a reassessment exam.
In conjunction with the change in the timeline for individuals in lapsed status, Recertification Route 1 will also be eliminated on January 1, 2013. Diplomates in lapsed status should take advantage of this economical route to return to active status, which provides a viable solution to individuals lapsed for multiple years. Full details can be found in the NCCAOM® Recertification Handbook, available on the NCCAOM website by clicking on the "Forms" tab.
Visit the NCCAOM website frequently to keep abreast of changing policies and procedures which may occur. If you have any questions please contact NCCAOM customer service at
or call (904) 598-1005.