Acupuncturist

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License Information

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2), the required renewal date for the Acupuncturist credential is 06/30/odd years.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.


Pre-Credential Education Information

Candidates must show evidence of successful completion of a course of study and residency, the equivalent of at least 2 consecutive years of full-time education and clinical work in Oriental diagnostic and therapeutic theories and practices at a school accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NACSCAOM) or the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Candidates must also complete the Clean Needle Technique Course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).

If you are credentialed in another jurisdiction, please see Reciprocal Information and Wis. Stat. § 451.08​.


Application for Licensure

FormDescription
1715Credentialing Information for Acupuncturist Certification Applicants​
3217
​Application for Fee Reduction 
2773Affidavit of Active Acupuncture Practice (for reciprocal applicants only)
​2829Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
3085​Application for Predetermination (Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, in this state or any other, and wish to have the violations reviewed before submitting a credential application.)
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable​)
3071

​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information 

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.

Renewal Methods

FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension 
2254​​
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for renewal)

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012) 

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses be​yond 180 days from​ discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form R210 for further information.