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Acupuncture (Non-physician)

License Renewal

Non-physician Acupuncture practitioners are required to renew their license biennially in order to maintain an active certificate to practice.  The expiration date for all licenses is January 31st of even years.  The fee for renewal is $100.00

Ohio licenses may be renewed online.  Online renewals are processed daily.  Weekend renewals are processed on Mondays or the next business day.  You may view your renewal status online here.

Online Renewal

When you are ready to start the online renewal process, go to https://license.ohio.gov and follow the online instructions. Computer-generated User ID and Password is included in the online renewal notice sent to you (mailed 6 months prior to license expiration date).  For online renewal you will need the following items:

  • Complete address information for both your home and principal place of practice. You will be asked to designate one of these addresses as your official mailing address.
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your e-mail address for confirmation notice.
  • A valid credit card --Visa, MasterCard or Discover only to complete the payment of your online renewal.

NOTE: If you cannot complete the process during your session, simply exit the program. The system will save what you have done, and allow you to log back on at a later time to continue.

Continuing Education

In order to be eligible for renewal of the Ohio license, an Acupuncturist must certify to the Board that he or she has maintained certification by the National Commission on Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) by meeting the Commissions standards to hold current certification, including completion of continuing medical education requirements and passing periodic recertification requirements.  The Board may require a random sample of acupuncturists to submit materials documenting certification by the NCCAOM.  It is imperative that you maintain accurate records of CE activities for purposes of possible audit.