Accreditations & Approvals
We are dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of Chinese medicine.
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts and its following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM): (1) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization; (2) Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization • including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track; and (3) Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine.
The program(s) listed above may offer courses via distance education.
ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434; https://acahm.org
Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 29 August 2023.
UNC General Administration
In February 2012, Daoist Traditions was licensed by the UNC Board of Governors to confer a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree. In May 2018, the UNC Board of Governors issued a license for Daoist Traditions to offer the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Program.
910 Raleigh Road, P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – North Carolina (SARA-NC)
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The primary objectives of SARA are to make it easier for institutions in North Carolina to provide online and distance education options to students in other states and to provide basic protections for those students.
P.O. Box 41349 Raleigh, NC 27629
Phone: (919) 248-4667
North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB)
The authority to operate a professional training program in Oriental Medicine in the state of North Carolina was granted in 2003 by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board and Daoist Traditions opened its doors that same year.
PO Box 10686, Raleigh NC 27605
Phone: 919-821-3008; Fax: 919-400-4273
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) and Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine programs are eligible to take the examinations offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
2001 K St NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 381-1140
Student and Exchange Visitor Programs (SEVP)
Approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll F-1 international students to attend the MAOM and dual MAOM/DACM programs
500 12th Street, SW Stop 5600
Washington, D.C. 20536-5600
Phone: (703) 603-3400