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Acupuncturists

The Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing staffs the acupuncture program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of acupuncture in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Acupuncturists who practice independently must obtain an Alaska Business License.

Customer Contact Form

Do you have questions about your professional license? Please fill out our Customer Contact Form for the fastest response.

Initial Applications

Renewal Applications

Renewal applications will be available no later than August 31, 2022, in accordance with AS 08.01.050. Please note, you must wait for an updated renewal application to renew your license. You cannot renew your license using any prior renewal forms. If you need to renew your license for the current licensing period (10/1/2020 – 9/30/2022), email Acupuncturists@Alaska.Gov to request the appropriate form. To ensure receipt of renewal notifications and other correspondence from our office, please go to MY LICENSE and confirm your current mailing address is on file.

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.06 and regulations 12 AAC 05 specifically apply to acupuncturists. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

If you would like to receive notice of all proposed regulation changes for your program, please send a request in writing with your name, preferred contact method (mail or email), and the program you want to be updated on to:

Regulations Specialist
Email: RegulationsAndPublicComment@Alaska.Gov
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
PO Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of acupuncture in other states.

Approved Schools of Acupuncture

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: Acupuncturists@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806