Welcome to the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board Website
Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, and its effect on upcoming CEU classes that were to be taught in person, the NCALB will allow licensees to renew their license for the 2023 Renewal Period ONLY, without regard to the number of in person CEUs that have been obtained. The amount of renewal credits required will remain the same, but online classes may be used to fulfill the in-person requirement of 12 credits, without penalty.
Please click here to see the Board’s 14 April, 2020 letter regarding COVID-19 recommendations and resources for Licensed Acupuncturists.
- July 1, 2023 is a renewal date for many practitioners.
- All renewal packets must be postmarked by July 1, 2023.
- Please read this Important Renewal Information
About the NCALB
The purpose of the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (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 at email@example.com, telephone at 919-821-3008*, or at NCALB, P.O. BOX 10686, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605.
We are working remotely during the pandemic and the best way to reach us is by emailing pat@smvt, as we are experiencing difficulties with our voicemail system.
We look forward to hearing from you!
News & Updates
- The NCALB has published a revised Board Position Statement on Dry Needling. Read the full Position Statement here.
- The email firstname.lastname@example.org can now be used to contact the NCALB office! Please update your address book.
- Acupuncture is a Science Based Medicine
If you 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