Accreditation & Approvals


Florida Department of Education logoATOM is a Florida college licensed by the FL Commission for Independent Education to confer the Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, the Master of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAHM) and the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.   For additional information, contact the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education, at 325 W. Gaines ST, #1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, toll free 1-888-224-6684.


ACAHM logoAtlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 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 and Oriental Medicine ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.

*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;
Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 9 August 2023

National Certification Commisison of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine logoAll graduates of the Master’s of Oriental Medicine program are eligible to take the certification exams in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Biomedicine and Foundations of Oriental Medicine administered by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Most state acupuncture licensure boards require passage of NCCAOM’s exams or NCCAOM certification as a pre-requisite for licensure to practice acupuncture/Oriental medicine.  Students completing the ATOM Master’s program are eligible to take all NCCAOM Board exams and the California Board Exams to qualify for licensure in all states.

For more information, contact the NCCAOM at: 76South Laura Street, Suite 1290, Jacksonville,
FL 32202. Telephone: (904) 598-1005. Website:

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