Welcome to the website for the

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board!

New Rules Filed with Open Comment Period


Moving to NC?  Requirements for licensure found here.


The July 1, 2014 Licensure Renewal Application can be found here.







Please be aware of the Extension Policy for an extension on your L.Ac renewal of licensure


These requests are due June 1, 2014


According to NC General Statute Chapter 90-457.1. Continuing education:


(f) A licensee may apply to the Board for an extension of time to complete the portion of

continuing education requirements that the licensee is unable to meet due to such unforeseeable

events as military duty, family emergency, or prolonged illness. The Board may, at its discretion, grant an extension for a maximum of one licensing period. The Board shall receive the request no later than 30 days before the license renewal date. The applicant shall attest that the request is a complete and accurate statement, and the request shall contain the following:


(1) An explanation of the licensee's failure to complete the continuing education requirements.

(2) A list of continuing education courses and hours that the licensee has completed.

(3) The licensee's plan for satisfying the continuing education requirements.





The email info@ncalb.com can now be used to contact the NCALB office!  Please update your address book.



As required by House Bill 74 (enacted 2013 Session), the NCALB has placed its existing rules on its website for any interested person to review.  See Rules, Regulations & Statute


During its April 25, 2014 meeting, the Board reviewed all of its existing rules and determined the categories of the existing rules as defined in G.S. 150B-21.3A(a).  This website, www.ncalb.com  includes a spreadsheet that lists the Board’s 23 Rules with the full text of the rules and determinations made by the Board.


If any member of the public, including an association or other organization representing the public, has a comment about the rules, it must be written with objection to each rule in whole or in part.  The comment must address the content of the rule to be considered by the Rules Review Commission, the body reviewing the comments.


Comments may be sent by the US Postal Service postmarked, delivered, faxed, or e-mailed as of July 9, 2014 to be accepted.


US Mail

Paola Learoyd, Executive Director
PO Box 10686
Raleigh, NC  27608


Delivery Service

Paola Learoyd, Executive Director

1046 Washington Street

Raleigh, NC  27605


Fax Number

919-833-5743  “Attn. Paola Learoyd”


E-mail Address





The NCALB has published a Board Position Statement on Dry Needling.


You will find the full Position Statement here.



About the NCALB


The purpose of the NCALB is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the North Carolina public through the licensure and regulation of acupuncturists.  The Board reviews all applications and ensures the credentials of all licensed acupuncturists meet a high standard and that only qualified individuals are permitted to practice in North Carolina.


The NCALB office is also a place where North Carolinians can call with questions about a licensed acupuncturist, and inquire about practitioners.  It's also a place where the public can turn to file a complaints against acupuncturists that they may feel are in violation of the law.


The NCALB also provides services to individuals applying for licensure as well as those already licensed in North Carolina.  The Board is the practitioner's resource for any questions regarding NC's laws and regulations, continuing education requirements as well as trends and advances in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in North Carolina.


Paola Learoyd, Executive Director (executivedirector@ncalb.com) can be contacted via email, telephone at 919-821-3008, or at NCALB  PO BOX 10686  Raleigh, NC  27605.  Katie Faulkner, Associate Director can be reached at  the same phone number and address.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Application for NC licensure found here.


Our mailing address is:



PO Box 10686

Raleigh, NC  27605


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