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Alhambra Medical University and its Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine (MSTAM) programs offered in English and Chinese are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAOM Directory.

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org

Alhambra Medical University’s Doctor of Acupuncture program with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (DAIM), approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation accreditation for the accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

The Doctor of Acupuncture program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and Alhambra Medical University is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-program. However, Alhambra Medical University can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
Graduate from the Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine program of Alhambra Medical University is eligible to register for NCCAOM certification examinations. 

2001 K Street, NW, 3rd floor
North | Washington DC 20006
Tel (888) 381-1140, www.nccaom.org

Alhambra Medical University is a private institution and licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).  As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Any questions a student 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:

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833

P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818


(888) 370-7589 (T), (916) 431-6959 (T), (916) 263-1897 (F

The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates who have successfully completed all graduation requirements are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE). The Acupuncture Board is an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses and regulates acupuncturists in California. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4925 et seq., the board administers an examination that tests an applicant’s ability, competency, and knowledge in the practice of an acupuncturist; issues licenses to qualified practitioners; approves and monitors students in tutorial programs; approves acupuncture schools and continuing education providers and courses; and enforces the Acupuncture Licensure Act.

1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95834

Tel (916) 515-5200, Fax (916) 928-2204, www.acupuncture.ca.gov