The Master of Acupuncture and the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs of Han University of Traditional Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Dr., Suite 2, Eden Prairie MN  55347. Phone: (952) 212-2434, Fax: (952) 657-7068.

National Organizations

ACAOM – Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master’s-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. As an independent body, ACAOM accredits first professional Master’s degree and professional Master’s level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture and first professional Master’s degree and professional Master’s level certificate and diploma programs in Oriental medicine with a concentration in both acupuncture and herbal therapies. The Commission fosters excellence in acupuncture and Oriental medicine education by establishing policies and standards that govern the accreditation process for acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs. Currently, ACAOM has over 50 schools and colleges with accredited of candidacy status with the Commission.

CCAOM – Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The mission of the CCAOM is to advance AOM by promoting educational excellence in the field. In furtherance of this mission, the Council endeavors to promote the following goals:
• To support the development and improvement of educational programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
• To develop recommended curricula for degree, diploma and other educational programs.
• To support and foster academic freedom and a diversity of educational approaches within the field.
• To encourage scientific research, innovative teaching methodology, and faculty development.
• To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to member colleges.
• To serve as an information resource for member colleges, other colleges and organizations, regulatory agencies, and the public.
• To encourage ethical business practices among member colleges.
• To work with accreditation, certification, licensing and regulatory agencies to develop appropriate educational standards and requirements.
• To promote increased public access to high quality health care provided by well-trained practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

AAAOM – American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The mission of the AAAOM is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in order to enhance public health and well-being. AAAOM Purposes:
• To establish, maintain and advance the professional field of Oriental medicine, with acupuncture and other modalities, as a distinct, primary care (ability to exercise professional judgment within the scope of practice) field of medicine.
• To integrate acupuncture and Oriental medicine in to mainstream health care in the United States.
• To advance the science, art and philosophy of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
• To protect the body of knowledge acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
• To advance the professional welfare of our members.
• To educate legislators, regulators, healthcare interests and the public regarding acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
• To develop and maintain standards of ethics, education and professional competence, and to promote research and inter-professional relationships, nationally and internationally.
• To insure that the public receives high quality AOM services
• To educate the public
• To serve the public effectively through improving access to our services.

NCCAOM – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. Since its inception, the NCCAOM has issued more than 19,000 certificates in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbology and Asian Bodywork Therapy.