Regulation of Acupuncturists

The Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing staffs the acupuncture program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of acupuncture in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Regulated Professions

  • Acupuncturists

Acupuncturists who practice independently must obtain an Alaska Business License.

License Applications

  • Application for Acupuncture License, #08-4110, Revised 05/07/12. Must have passed the NCCAOM examination and have either graduated from an accredited U.S. school of acupuncture, or hold a license in another jurisdiction.
  • Renewal forms for the October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2016 licensing period will be mailed and be available online approximately 30 days before the September 30, 2014 expiration date of your license. Please ensure that the division has your correct address on file.

    Contact the division if you need to renew your license for the October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014 license period.

Miscellaneous Forms

Disciplinary Actions

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing has developed the list below of any types of license action against any licensed or unlicensed acupuncturist in Alaska.  Accusations and pending investigations are not included.  The list does not necessarily reflect the current status of any probation or license actions, please contact the division for additional information on any particular license action.

Disclaimer: The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing provides the information on this website as a service to the public. The division has attempted to insure that the information contained in this electronic document is as accurate as possible. Only authorized staff from the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing have access to modify the data provided.

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.06 and regulations 12 AAC 05 specifically apply to acupuncturists. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Acupuncturists interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of acupuncture in other states.

Contact Information

Virginia Geary, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2695
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: virginia.geary@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806