Welcome to the Website for the

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board




Please see our Rules, Regulations and Statutes page for our Proposed Rules for Re-adoption with Substantive Changes.



Moving to North Carolina?

Requirements for licensure found here.




July 1, 2017 is a renewal date for many practitioners.


All renewal packets must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.


Please click here for important renewal information.








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

You will find the full Position Statement here.


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


Need a Verification of your License sent to another state in the United States; please submit your request in writing with a $40 check or money order made payable to "NCALB" and mail to:


PO Box 10686

Raleigh, NC 27605



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 that the credentials of all licensed acupuncturists meet a high standard and only qualified individuals are permitted to practice in North Carolina.


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


The NCALB also provides services to individuals applying for licensure and to those already licensed in North Carolina. The Board is the practitioner's resource for any questions regarding North Carolina laws and regulations, continuing education requirements, as well as, trends and advances in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in North Carolina. The NCALB Executive Director, Pat Prichard, can be contacted via email (pat@smvt.com), telephone at 919-821-3008, or at NCALB, P.O. BOX 10686, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Application for NC licensure found here.






PO Box 10686

Raleigh, NC  27605


Phone:  919-821-3008


Email address:  pat@smvt.com

Pat Pritchard, Executive Director


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