Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine


The professional Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Master's in Acupuncture degree programs of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners in North America. ACAOM is located at the Maryland Trade Center #3, 7501 Greenway Center Drive, Ste. 760, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Telephone: (301) 313-0855 or Fax: (301) 313-0912.

Master's Degree Authorization

Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine to offer the following degree programs: Masters of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Washington Department of Health Approval

Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine is recognized by the Washington State Department of Health as an approved college of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Washington. For further information on the Department of Health, contact the Acupuncture Division, Health Professions Section 3, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, Telephone: (360) 236-4700.

California Approval

The M.Ac.O.M. program at the Seattle Institute is approved by the California Acupuncture Committee. Therefore graduates of the program may sit for the licensing exam in the State of California.

Approval for Veterans' Education & Training

Approval for Veterans' Education & Training:  The M.Ac.O.M. and M.Ac. programs at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine are approved for the purposes of enrolling persons eligible to received education benefits under Chapters 30, 32, 33, and 35, Title 38, U.S. Code and Chapters 1606 and 1607, Title 10, U.S. Code.