§ 5-37.2-12.1. Examination requirements and issuance of license.
(a) No person shall be licensed as a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine unless he or she has passed the examination by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or successor entity.
(b) Before any applicant is eligible for licensure, he or she shall furnish satisfactory proof that he or she:
(1) Is a United States citizen or legal alien;
(2) Has demonstrated proficiency in the English language;
(3) Is at least twenty one (21) years of age;
(4) Is of good moral character;
(5) Has completed an accredited program of at least thirty-six (36) months and not less than twenty-five hundred (2,500) hours of training and has received a certificate or diploma from an institute approved by the Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, according to the provisions of this chapter; provided, that this subdivision does not apply to anyone licensed to practice under chapter 37 of this title who is qualified to take and pass the test by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine;
(6) Has completed a clinical internship training that is designated as appropriate by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; and
(7) Has three (3) letters of reference from reputable individuals other than relatives and at least two (2) of which are from licensed or registered doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 450, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 140, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 150, § 2; P.L. 2018, ch. 176, § 10; P.L. 2018, ch. 289, § 10.)