For an individual to be licensed as an acupuncturist in New York, they must:
Be of good moral character.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Meet education and examination requirements, and,
Demonstrate proficiency in English if they are a candidate whose application is based upon credit granted for the completion of courses of study in a country where English is not the main language spoken.
Those seeking an Acupuncture license in the state of New York must also successfully complete the NCCAOM Acupuncture & Point Location exam and Foundations of Oriental Medicine exam. For more information about your acupuncture license, New York laws & rules, and other information regarding the profession, please visit http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/acu/acupunlic.htm.