Accreditation

Five Branches University Institutional Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Five Branches University continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective 11 August 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/.
ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org.

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) and Master of Acupuncture (MAc) Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Five Branches University’s Master’s programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective 11 August 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/.

Graduate Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) and Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Five Branches University’s Professional Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine initial accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective 11 August 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/.

Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Program Accreditation

The Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program of Five Branches University, in English and Chinese, is accredited under applicable doctoral degree standards by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347; phone (952) 212-2434; Fax (952) 657-7068; website – www.acaom.org.

National and State Approvals

Five Branches University is a private institution recognized, approved by, or is a member of the following national and state associations:

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
  • Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid Program, U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, approval for foreign students
  • Veterans Education, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • California State Acupuncture Board, California State Department of Consumer Affairs
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – www.bppe.ca.gov

Five Branches University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

 

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