Acupuncture License Renewal Hawaii

There are no continuing education requirements for renewal in Hawaii.  The Hawaii DCCA notes that the acupuncturist license date for both renewals  is “biennial by June 30 every odd numbered year.”


Under Hawaii law certain licensed acupuncturists may use the title “Doctor of
Acupuncture”. In order to use the title, a Hawaii licensed acupuncturist must receive
authorization from the Board of Acupuncture (“Board”). A licensee is not required to have the
title “Doctor of Acupuncture” in order to practice acupuncture. In other words, so long as an
individual has been issued an acupuncture license, he/she may practice acupuncture.
The law allows the use of the designation “D.Ac.” In addition, “Doctor” or “Dr.” may
be used as long as the word “Acupuncturist” immediately follows the licensee’s name.
Therefore, the Board suggests the following title uses:

      • Dr. John Doe, Acupuncturist

      • Doctor John Doe, Acupuncturist

      • John Doe, Doctor of Acupuncture

      • John Doe, D.Ac.
        Further, no other titles, prefixes or designations are permitted under the law. For example
        “DOM.” or “OMD” are not permitted.
        If you are a licensee who has not received approval to use the doctor of acupuncture
        title, the Board strongly suggests that you use “L.Ac.” after your name to avoid confusion.
    • Easily access our online materials, complete the quiz, and instantly receive your certificate of completion. We will report your completion to the NCCAOM portal on the same day you finish. You will receive a “branded” certificate in your email. We also provide a certificate of completion on our website. Written material is in PDF format, and compatible with all Apple and Windows devices, including phones and tablets. Our videos stream from links to Vimeo. Should you need to retake a quiz because of a non passing grade, simply email, text or call us and we will reset the quiz for you. 

      We want the renewal process to be as easy as it can be so if you have any questions or concerns just reach out.

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