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Regulation of 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.

License Applications

  • INITIAL Acupuncture License Application
    #08-4110, Revised 08/24/16. Must have passed the NCCAOM examination and have either graduated from an accredited U.S. school of acupuncture, or hold a license in another jurisdiction.
  • RENEWAL Acupuncture License Application
    #08-4049, Revised 08/10/16. The NCCAOM segregates continuing education into two categories: “Competency Maintenance” and “Professional Development Activities”.  The State of Alaska only recognizes continuing education that falls under “Competency Maintenance” points for license renewal.  Please view NCCAOM Recertification Information that outlines the difference in activities. If you have any questions, please contact NCCAOM for continuing education verification.

Please note the requirements for the acceptance of continuing education covered in our statutes and regulations. The division will only accept complete certificates.

Miscellaneous Forms

Disciplinary Actions

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing has developed the list below of any types of license action against any licensed or unlicensed acupuncturist in Alaska.  Accusations and pending investigations are not included.  The list does not necessarily reflect the current status of any probation or license actions, please contact the division for additional information on any particular license action.

Disclaimer: The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing provides the information on this website as a service to the public. The division has attempted to insure that the information contained in this electronic document is as accurate as possible. Only authorized staff from the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing have access to modify the data provided.

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.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Acupuncturists interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

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
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

National Organizations

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

Contact Information

Licensing Examiner: vacant
Telephone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806