If you intend to graduate next term, please contact the Registrar’s office. You must meet with the Registrar at least one term prior to graduation to complete your graduation audit and discuss the requirements for the CALE and NCCAOM licensure exam.
Please see below for what you need to do by then, and be sure to check the CA Acupuncture Board website and exam calendar at http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov. Note that the Board will shift the date of the exam from year to year. It is strongly recommended that you do not make any plans until the date for the CALE has been announced by CAB.
Applying to Take the Exam
You can apply to take the California exam by visiting: http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/pubs_forms/exam_forms.shtml. I also have hard copies of the forms available at my desk, so please feel free to come see me if you need a copy. The initial application fee is $75.00 (the examination fee is $550.00). Additional information about applying for the exams, including an examination preparation guide, can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website.
Sending Official Transcripts
You must order official transcripts showing any coursework you completed toward your MSOM degree at another school (including basic sciences) to be sent to the Board directly from the school where you took the class. AIMC Berkeley sends one official transcript to the California Board upon graduation based on your request. We also send all supporting documents of your coursework and pre-graduation information to the California Board according to the Board requirements. Pre-graduation information for the National Board is sent by request only – please email or stop by if you are planning on taking the National exam.
If you took classes at schools overseas, and you have been awarded transfer credits for those classes at AIMC Berkeley, you must order a copy of your transcript AND a copy of your international credit evaluation sent to the Board. If this applies to you, you will have had one of these done when you applied to AIMC Berkeley. You should be able to order a copy of the evaluation rather than requesting a new one.
CPR and First Aid
With your application to the State Board, you will need to include a copy of your First Aid and CPR/AED cards. Your certification in First Aid and CPR/AED may appear on the same card or on separate cards. When submitting your cards, please make sure that:
Clean Needle Technique and Documentation
The CALE application requires that documentation of your Clean Needle Technique coursework must be included with your application. If you completed AC 111 at AIMC Berkeley, we will provide this for you – you do not need to send CNT documentation with your application. However, I may need further information from you in order to do so – please see below for details:
Note: If you are planning to take the National Board Exam, you must complete the CCAOM course regardless of taking AC 111 at AIMC Berkeley or similar at another California school.
If you haven’t done so already, please make an appointment with the Academic Dean to complete your final degree audits as soon as possible.
Best wishes to all of you as you get ready to take this final step into the profession!
Brian Lieske, Registrar
P (510) 666-8248 x102
F (510) 666-0111
Please use the form on the right to email the Registrar’s Office