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Yo San University: Accreditation & Approvals

Non-Profit Status

Yo San University is a 501(c)(3) non­profit institution registered with the State of California and United States of America.

Accreditation & Approvals

Accreditation

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is accredited as an institution by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

The Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) program at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAOM
8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Phone: (952) 212-2434
Fax: (952) 657-7068
.www.acaom.org

Approvals

California Acupuncture Board

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is approved by the California Acupuncture Board to allow graduates of the University’s Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) program to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE). Acupuncturists are licensed in California by the California Acupuncture Board. Please contact this agency for further licensing information

The California Acupuncture Board also approves Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a provider of continuing education courses for licensed acupuncturists.

Acupuncturists are licensed in California by the California Acupuncture Board. Please contact this agency for further licensing information.

California Acupuncture Board
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95834
Tel: (916) 515-­5200
acupuncture.ca.gov

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Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (YSU) is a private institution licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under Section 94897 (l) of the State of California Education Code.

Any questions students may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897
bppe.ca.gov

To view the most recent annual report submitted to the BPPE:
2016 Institution Annual Report
2016 School Performance Fact Sheet
2016 Annual Report MATCM Program
2016 Annual Report DAOM Program


Acupuncture Licensure

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia license acupuncturists. The following information will help you navigate the requirements for practice.

In California, the California Acupuncture Board establishes education requirements, accredits schools, and oversees a licensing examination process. To practice in in California, one must graduate from a state-approved instruction program of at least 3,000 hours and pass the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE). Training for California licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.s) includes basic Western sciences and Western medicine training as well as acupuncture, herbal medicine and Oriental medical theory. Graduates of a CAB-approved school are also eligble to sit for the national exam and receive national certification. We encourage all propsective practitioners to review the licencing requirements for the state in which they intend to practice.

View Curriculum Requirements of the California Acupuncture Board.

Most other states require acupuncture specialists to have taken the exams of and/or obtained certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Practitioners with this certification are granted the title of Diplomate in Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.), Herbology (Dipl. C.H.), or Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM). NCCAOM develops and administers the exam, while the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) creates the standards of training and approves schools. ACAOM is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit acupuncture training programs. The NCCAOM follows the curriculum requirements set by ACAOM when developing its exams and determining eligibility for applicants. Even with an NCCAOM certification and initials, different states then grant titles such as Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac. or Lic.Ac.), Certified Acupuncturist (C.A.), or Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.). A few states grant titles with wording including the term “doctor” or “physician,” as in “doctor of oriental medicine” or “acupuncture physician.”