Corporations, Business, and Professional
Licensing staffs the acupuncture
The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice
of acupuncture in Alaska. It makes final
licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against
people who violate licensing laws.
- a. Acupuncturists
Acupuncturists who practice independently must obtain
an Alaska Business License.
for Acupuncture License, #08-4110, Revised
05/07/12. Must have passed the NCCAOM examination
and have either graduated from an accredited
U.S. school of acupuncture, or hold a license
in another jurisdiction.
Biennial Acupuncture License Renewal, #08-4049, Revised 07/20/12. The NCCAOM segregates continuing education into two categories: “Competency Maintenance” and “Professional Development Activities”. The State of Alaska only recognizes continuing education that falls under “Competency Maintenance” points for license renewal. Please view NCCAOM Recertification Information that outlines the difference in activities. If you have any questions, please contact NCCAOM for continuing education verification.
Please note the requirements for the acceptance of continuing education covered in our statutes and regulations. The division will only accept complete certificates.
Change of Name Form
, #08-1431, Revised 04/20/09
Enclose $5 if you are requesting a new license.
Statutes and Regulations
Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations
(also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules
adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and
make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations
have the force of law.
AS 08.06 and regulations 12 AAC 05 specifically apply
to acupuncturists. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations
12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the
Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers
and we invite public comment on them. If you would like
to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write
to the regulations specialist and request that your
name be added to the Acupuncturists interested parties
list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name
removed from the mailing list.
National organizations may provide information on the
regulation of the practice of acupuncture in other states.
|Nathan Vallier, Licensing Examiner
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806