OAR 847-070-0019
Interview and Examination


In addition to all other requirements for licensure, the Board may require an applicant to appear for a personal interview regarding information received in the application process. Unless excused in advance, failure to appear before a Committee of the Board for a personal interview violates ORS 677.190 (Grounds for suspending, revoking or refusing to grant license, registration or certification)(17) and may subject the applicant to disciplinary action.


If there is reasonable cause to question the qualifications of an applicant, the Board in its discretion may require the applicant to do one or more of the following:


Obtain certification or re-certification in Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM);


Pass an evaluation which may be written, oral, practical, or any combination thereof;


Provide documentation of current NCCAOM Acupuncture certification;


Complete 15 hours of continuing education acceptable to the Board for every year the applicant has ceased practice prior to application for Oregon licensure. Continuing education that meets NCCAOM’s recertification requirements would qualify as Board-approved continuing education;


Complete a Board-approved mentorship tailored to the applicant’s time out of practice under a Board-approved mentor who must individually supervise the applicant. The mentor must report the successful completion of the mentorship to the Board.


An applicant must pass an open-book examination on the Medical Practice Act (ORS Chapter 677 (Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture)) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR chapter 847, division 70). If an applicant fails the examination three times, the applicant must attend an informal meeting with a Board member, the Executive Director, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board to discuss the applicant’s failure of the examination before being given a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination. If the applicant does not pass the examination on the fourth attempt, the applicant may be denied licensure.

Source: Rule 847-070-0019 — Interview and Examination, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=847-070-0019.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 847-070-0019’s source at or​.us