HawaiiThere are 356 Licensed Acupuncturists practicing in Hawaii.
Ms. Ruth Gushiken
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Board of Acupuncture
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
(808) 586-3000 (for application information)
Educational Requirements: An applicant must show completion of a formal program of not less than two academic years (600 hours) plus one year of supervised internship of not less than 12 months and 900 hours. The academic and internship training must total not less than 1500 hours. The rules allow clinical hours to be earned under a licensed acupuncturist who had been in practice a minimum of 5 years at the time the student intern commenced clinical training if the school does not provide the full clinical training.
Examination Requirements:Hawaii accepts NCCAOM certification. Hawaii also administers a jurisprudence examination.
MD's, D.O.'s, Physician's Assistants, and Chiropractors must all conform to the above regulations.