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Acupuncture Practice Act
Montana Code Annotated
Title 37, Chapter 13
FAQs from the Montana Department of Labor & Industry website
Begin by downloading an application from the BOME website. Use either the “License Info” or the “Forms” tabs to find it. The form will include information on
The licensing requirements for acupuncturists are outlined in Montana statutes, beginning at MCA 37-13-301of the Montana Code Annotated.
Administrative rules for acupuncturist license applications begin at ARM 24.156.1401. To search for rules, visit www.mtrules.org.
2. What are the qualifications for receiving an acupuncturist license in Montana?
To receive a Montana acupuncturist license, you must:
· Be a graduate of an acupuncture school that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
· Be at least 18 years of age.
· Pass the NCCAOM exam and the
NOTE: As of May 2012, the Board no longer requires character references for any of its applicants.
3. What does the Board require besides a completed application form?
· Certified Transcripts of Acupuncture Education
· Clean Needle exam results from the Colleges for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
· Exam results provided by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
· Birth Certificate or Driver’s License
· A recent photograph signed by the applicant and dated as to when it was taken
· Recent National Practitioner Data Bank Self-Query (unopened)
· Current Verification of all State Licenses (if any) currently held
· Copy of DD214 military discharge, if applicable.
· Application Fee
NOTE: All documents not written in English must be accompanied by certified translations.
4. How much does it cost to apply?
The application fee for an acupuncturist license is $65.00
5. What’s involved in the application review process?
The process of reviewing a license application begins when the main application is received.
You will be notified when the application arrives and advised if any elements are missing.
6. “Routine” and “Non-Routine” Applications: What’s the difference?
During the review process, applications fall into two categories: “routine” and “non-routine.”
A “routine” license application is one in which BOME staff find no items of concern.
A “non-routine” application—in which an applicant discloses past disciplinary issues, criminal justice issues, civil proceedings or other items of concern— may take additional time to be declared “complete,” depending on how much additional information the applicant must submit and how quickly that information is delivered once it’s requested.
Once a “non-routine” application is declared “complete,” it is forwarded to the full Board for review at a