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PDFWAC 246-803-240


(1) The examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) are the official examinations for licensure as an acupuncturist or acupuncture and Eastern medicine practitioner.
(2) An applicant for licensure as an acupuncturist or acupuncture and Eastern medicine practitioner must pass the following examinations:
(a) Foundations of Oriental medicine examination;
(b) Acupuncture with point location examination;
(c) Biomedicine examination; and
(d) Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) clean needle technique course.
(3) If the applicant takes the examinations listed in subsection (2) of this section in a language other than English, they must also take and pass the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) internet-based (IBT) examination. This is done by obtaining scores on the TOEFL IBT of at least:
(a) 24 on the writing section;
(b) 26 on the speaking section;
(c) 21 on the reading section; and
(d) 18 on the listening comprehension section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.06.160, chapter 18.06 RCW, 2019 c 308, 2020 c 229 and 2020 c 76. WSR 21-09-008, § 246-803-240, filed 4/8/21, effective 5/9/21. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.06 RCW and 2010 c 286. WSR 11-17-105, § 246-803-240, filed 8/22/11, effective 9/22/11.]
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