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Acupuncture (Non-physician)

Online 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

eLicensure Renewal Site: elicense.ohio.gov

Before Completing Application

Applicants will be required to complete the application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents as a result of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications, and to have a valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover).

Required Documents for Application Submission

The application contains a Questions portion that consists of standard enforcement questions as well as license specific certifications. If you answer Yes to one of the questions in this portion of the application, you will be required to provide an explanation that includes the date, place, reason and disposition of the matter in the comments box.  Additionally, an attachment may be required in the Attachment portion of the application for certain questions that appear in this area, an example of attachments that may be required are listed below.

  • Documentation of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Certification Status as a Diplomate in Acupuncture
  • National Practitioners Data Bank Report (NPDB)
  • Documentation Related to action taken by another state or entity
  • Documentation Related to arrests/criminal actions


After You Apply

Following submission and payment for your application you will receive an email confirming renewal application submission and payment.

If you need to contact the Board please email med.renewal@med.ohio.gov or visit the Board’s website at www.med.ohio.gov. 

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.