Approval & Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Effective 12 August 2017, the University of East West Medicine (UEWM) and all of its programs were placed on Show Cause until August 2018 at which time their accreditation status will be terminated by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM or Commission) unless the institution is able to demonstrate why such action should not be taken. This order to Show Cause is subject to reconsideration and, where applicable, appeal if timely requested by UEWM. ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners and is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; Phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068.

California Accupuncture Board

In California, a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is an independent primary care practitioner whose practice encompasses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Oriental massage, acupressure and breathing techniques. The University of East-West Medicine is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates of the M.S. programs (Traditional Chinese Medicine) offered at the University of East-West Medicine. Graduates of the UEWM are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. The California Acupuncture Board is located at 1747 N. Market Blvd, suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95834; Phone (916) 515-5200 Fax (916)928-2204

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)

The University of East-West Medicine is approved under the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant alien students for attendance by non-immigrant international students (I-20).

National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s (NCCAOM) goal is to promote nation¬ally recognized standards of excellence to insure public safety. The NCCAOM examinations are used by many state agencies as a part of their licensing requirements. Students at the University of East-West Medicine are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examinations.

US Department of Education

The University of East-West Medicine is approved to operate the Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine under the High Education Act (HEA) of 1965 by the US Department of Education.

Federal Student Aid

The Federal Government has approved the University of East-West Medicine to issue Federal Student Aid in the form of PELL Grants, Federal Work Study, Stafford Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans under Title 4 of the HEA to eligible students.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

The University is an approved TOEFL and GRE test site. We try to provide a comfortable test site for our students and others. It is our hope that our students will be more successful in their testing by having the convenience and a familiar setting to take their examination.