Florida Board Of Acupuncture
Continuing Education Requirement As a condition of the biennial renewal of a license, each licensee shall complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per biennium of continuing education that meets the requirements of The Florida Board of Acupuncture. Continuing education shall include: Five hours of continuing education credit in Biomedical Sciences, Three hours of continuing education credit on HIV/AIDS, Two hours of continuing education credit on prevention of medical errors, Two hours of continuing education credit on Chapters 456 and 457, F.S. and the rules promulgated by this board. All credit hours must be earned within the biennium for which they are claimed. The Florida Board of Acupuncture was established to ensure that every acupuncturist practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of acupuncture is a privilege granted by the state. The Florida Board of Acupuncture through efficient and dedicated organization, licenses, monitors, disciplines, educates and, when appropriate, rehabilitates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence in providing health care services for the people of Florida.
Acupuncture New Zealand
Established in 1977, Acupuncture NZ is the largest professional body representing practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New Zealand. A member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), we also have strong affiliations with acupuncture associations particularly in Australia but also in China, the United States, Britain and throughout Europe. Acupuncture NZ is a member of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), and also has strong affiliations with acupuncture associations in Australia, China, the United States, Britain and throughout Europe. All Acupuncture NZ members are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year and hold a current first aid certificate in order to maintain their Annual Practicing Certificate.
New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority INC.
The NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) Inc is a standards-based registration authority committed to helping practitioners maintain standards of professional, ethical and clinical competency in acupuncture in NZ. NZASA was incorporated in 2000. It is a member-led organisation with an elected Executive and an employed Registrar. NZASA is one of two voluntary self-regulatory bodies which register acupuncturists in NZ. There is currently no national regulation of Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) in NZ. NZASA was recognised in 2005 under the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Act, and through that NZASA registered members are able to become ACC Treatment Providers. NZASA is the only acupuncture registration body in NZ that understands the importance of separating education and regulatory roles in keeping with the professional requirements of the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance (HPCA) Act. NZASA’s membership includes both local practitioners and practitioners from the UK, USA, Australia and further afield who have chosen to reside and practice in New Zealand. The membership is made up of practitioners who hold recognised qualifications in Acupuncture and/or Chinese Medicine, including diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate and masters degrees.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Category:
Category 2 – CHINESE MEDICINE, encompassing the provision of acupuncture and Chinese medicine health care to patients, to include Chinese herbs, TuiNa, moxibustion, cupping, GuaSha, CM nutrition and lifestyle counselling, and evidence-based medicine as related to acupuncture and CM. Whilst we are a pre-approved provider for NZASA, we cannot guarantee that ALL of our content will align with the NZASA CPD categories. It is advisable that you seek guidance from NZASA if you are unsure.