The Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) and Master's in Acupuncture (M.Ac.) 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.  SIOM is seeking accreditation for its DAHM degree program with ACAOM at this time. For more information on this refer to our Program Summary page.  ACAOM is located at: 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Phone: (952) 212-2434, Fax: (301) 313-0912, email:


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.


Washington State Licensing Information

To become licensed in Washington State (L.Ac., E.A.M.P.), an applicant graduates from a Washington approved school and passes the national exams in foundations, acupuncture and biomedical science administered by the NCCAOM. The applicant completes at least 450 hours in biomedical science (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology and medical referral), 750 hours of acupuncture coursework and 500 hours of clinical training.  The Seattle Institute is an approved school in Washington and its programs exceed all state requirements.  For more information on Washington State regulation of acupuncture and Oriental medicine contact: Acupuncture Division, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA.   


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.