Oriental Medicine (OM)

OM Application

Eligibility


  • Be at least eighteen years old

  • Be of good moral character

  • Submit a criminal record check (FBI & Ohio BCI)

  • Hold current and active designation from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as either a diplomate in oriental medicine or diplomate of acupuncture and Chinese herbology

  • Have successfully completed, in the 2 year period immediately preceding application, one course approved by the commission on federal food and drug administration dispensary and compounding guidelines and procedures

  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken English

 

Initial Application Fees


Application $100.00

Transaction fee $3.50

Total due at submission $103.50

 

Application


eLicense application portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Before Completing an 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).

 

Criminal Records Check


  • All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here.

  • Results MUST be sent directly from the vendor to the State Medical Board of Ohio; the Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.


Required Documents to Be Uploaded


  • Evidence of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification as a diplomate in either Oriental Medicine or Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. The certification shall include evidence that you successfully passed the NCCAOM examination, the date you received an active designation and the date of its expiration. A verification form may be obtained directly from NCCAOM.

  • Evidence of successful completion NCCAOM Herbal Dispensary Guidelines and Procedures course. The Herbal Dispensary Guidelines and Procedures course must have been completed within the last two years of application for licensure. Do NOT submit the transcript in lieu of the certificate. Search for the course with the PDA Search Engine; enter the name under “Program Information – Title/Keyword Search.”

  • Evidence of proficiency in spoken English. If you successfully passed the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examination in a language other than English, and do not have an acupuncture license issued by the State Medical Board of Ohio, you MUST request the Education Testing Service to forward an official score report to the State Medical Board of Ohio indicating that you have received a score of at least 26 in Speaking and 26 in Listening with a total score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT offered by the Educational Testing Service, regardless of citizenship or country of birth. If you have not yet taken the TOEFL iBT, you must contact the Educational Testing Service directly to apply. The address and website are: Education Testing Service, PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (877) 863-3546; www.ets.org.

  • Verification of certificate, licensure or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or province.

    • Request license verifications from any state or jurisdiction where you currently hold or previously held a professional license. The State Medical Board of Ohio prefers verifications be delivered by email (license@med.ohio.gov) or fax (614.466.1464).

  • Documentation related to affirmative answers provided in the Questions portion of the application. Examples of required documentation may include:

    • Your detailed explanation including the date, location, reason and disposition to the question and any supporting documentation

    • Documentation related to action taken by another state or entity

    • Documentation related to arrests/criminal actions

 

Documentation That Should Be Sent Directly to the Board


  • Verification of certificate, licensure or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or province that were not uploaded as part of the application process

  • Criminal Record Check (FBI & Ohio BCI) results

 

After You Apply


Following submission and payment for your application you will receive an email confirming initial application submission and payment. If you need to contact the Board, please email license@med.ohio.gov.

 

Please note: the Medical Board is unable to confirm receipt of background checks or other supporting documents prior to an application being submitted. 

Once an application has been submitted, any documents that have been previously received will be attached to the application. Please allow the Board 10 business days to perform an initial review of your application. After that time, you may check the status of your application by logging into eLicense and navigating to your license application. Select the Options tab and the Review Status option. Any outstanding items will be listed in the ‘Comments’ section at the bottom of the page.


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