Application Guidelines

- The Academy of Acupuncture Certification - Application Guidelines
LEVEL
TRAININGS (Cumulative)


PRACTICE

INTERNSHIP

CASE STUDIES

APPLICATON

SUBSCRIPTION / PAYMENT

Certification In Process
Acupuncture 1,2,3
$9.95 USD
Monthly Fee
PayPal subscription: $9.95/month








Premier Practitioners
All 6 Courses
- Acupuncture 1,2,3
- Global Balance
- Meridian Conversion
- Five Elements
- 12 Magical Points
- Smart Combo
- 8 Extra Meridians + Scalp
300 Patients
18 Hours
8 Total

4 Local
4 Internal
$350 USD
One-Time Payment







Executive Practitioners
All 6 Courses
- Acupuncture 1,2,3
- Global Balance
- Meridian Conversion
- Five Elements
- 12 Magical Points
- Smart Combo
- 8 Extra Meridians + Scalp

All Advanced Level Courses
1000 Patients
40 Hours
16 Total

4 local
8 internal
4 Smart Combo
1 Interview
$450 USD
One-Time Payment






*Certification is subject to review and may be revoked at any time; all members are required to be in good standing and practicing within the guidelines of the Academy of Acupuncture Balance Method.

Certification Requirements

Practitioners must have attended all 4 days of the CORE FOUNDATION TRACK (CFT) at least once. These are equivalent to the previous classes entitled:

  • Acupuncture 1,2,3 (or Basics of the Balance Method)
  • Introduction to Global Balance

Costs:
$9.95 nonrefundable registration and monthly maintenance fee (covers application processing costs and maintenance of the online Academy of Acupuncture Balance Method practitioners list)

Practitioners must have:

  • Attended ALL six base-level courses with the Academy of Acupuncture. These include:
    1. Acupuncture 1,2,3 (or Basics of the Balance Method)
    2. Introduction to Global Balance
    3. Treating Zang-Fu Disorders with Meridian-Conversion Therapy
    4. Seasonal Balance
    5. Balancing the Five Elements
    6. Dr. Tan’s Twelve Magical Points
  • Smart Combos: How to Integrate Various Balance Method Strategies
  • Treating Eight Extra Meridians and Scalp acupuncture
  • Practitioners must have treated at least 300 patients (not 300 treatments) using the Balance Method
  • Practitioners will need to submit 8 case studies: 4 local and 4 Internal treatments
  • Practitioners will need to Complete at least 18 hours of internship with the Academy of Acupuncture

Costs:

  • A one-time fee of $350 for lifetime certification as a Premier practitioner is required to cover the certificate and continual maintenance of the referral list

Practitioners must have:

  • Attended ALL of base-level courses (see above) plus ALL Advanced level courses with the Academy of Acupuncture
    1. Acupuncture 1,2,3 (or Basics of the Balance Method)
    2. Introduction to Global Balance
    3. Treating Zang-Fu Disorders with Meridian-Conversion Therapy
    4. Seasonal Balance
    5. Balancing the Five Elements
    6. Dr. Tan’s Twelve Magical Points
  • Smart Combos: How to Integrate Various Balance Method Strategies
  • Treating Eight Extra Meridians and Scalp acupuncture
  • Practitioners must have treated at least 1,000 patients (not 1,000 treatments) using the Balance Method
  • Certified Executive practitioners will be required to stay current with new Balance Method strategies. This requires attending all new Academy classes in order to maintain a high level of competency.
  • Practitioners will need to submit 16 case studies: 4 local, 8 Internal and 4 Smart Combos treatments
  • Practitioners will need to complete continuing education with the Academy of Acupuncture: at least 1 full Core Foundations or Advanced Track every 2 years
  • Practitioners will need to Complete at least 40 hours of internship with the Academy of Acupuncture
  • Practitioners will be interviewed by Academy leadership before being awarded Executive certification
  • Executive-level acupuncturists will be eligible to teach beginning-level courses on the Balance Method upon approval from Academy leadership

At the completion of the Executive certification process, all of these top echelon practitioners will be invited to participate in the Academy of Acupuncture Elite Program–an influential group dedicated to teaching and advancing the Balance Method curriculum. More details will be provided upon certification at the Executive level.

Costs:

  • One-time fee of $450.00 for lifetime certification as an Executive practitioner is required to cover the certificate and continual maintenance of the referral list

Academy of Acupuncture Application Instructions

  1. Establish your Paypal recurring monthly payment of $4.99 by clicking the PAYMENT button below. This fee covers the processing of your application and the maintenance of the online Academy of Acupuncture Balance Method non-certified practitioners list. All fees are nonrefundable. You may cancel your registration at any time by email. The Academy of Acupuncture may cancel a practitioner’s registration with due cause.
  2. Submit the following documents:
    • Certificates of participation
    • Letter of introduction and motivation
    • State or government-issued photo identification
  3. Send your registration/payment number and all the above documents in one email to our contact email address



Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 10 days after submission. You will receive a response on your certification status within 8 business days upon receipt of your application.

  1. Choose your appropriate certification level and submit payment below. Application fee covers the verification and analysis of the practitioner’s application data and documents. All fees are nonrefundable. You may cancel your registration at any time by email. The Academy of Acupuncture may cancel a practitioner’s registration with due cause.
  2. Complete and submit the Application Form on the following page: https://theacademyofacupuncture.com/certification-application-form/
  3. Submit the following documents to our contact email:
    • Certificates of participation
    • Letter of introduction and motivation
    • All case studies and corresponding attachments
    • State or government-issued photo identification

Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 10 days after submission. You will receive a response on your certification status within 8 weeks upon of receipt of your application.
If your certification has been approved, please proceed to the payment of the certification fee and contact us to receive your certificate.