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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 30 - 36 - 10 §30-36-10. Qualifications of applicants.

To qualify for a license, an applicant shall:

(a) Be of good moral character;

(b) Be at least 18 years of age;

(c) Demonstrate competence in performing acupuncture by meeting one of the following standards for education, training or demonstrated experience:

(1) Graduation from a course of training of at least one thousand eight hundred hours, including three hundred clinical hours, that is:

(A) Approved by the national accreditation commission for schools and colleges of acupuncture and oriental medicine; or

(B) Found by the board to be equivalent to a course approved by the national accreditation commission for schools and colleges of acupuncture and oriental medicine;

(2) Achievement of a passing score on an examination that is:

(A) Given by the national commission for the certification of acupuncturists; or

(B) Determined by the board to be equivalent to the examination given by the national commission for the certification of acupuncturists;

(3) Successful completion of an apprenticeship consisting of at least two thousand seven hundred hours within a five-year periodunder the direction of an individual properly approved by that jurisdiction to perform acupuncture; or

(4) Performance of the practice of acupuncture in accordance with the law of another jurisdiction or jurisdictions for a period of at least three years within the five years immediately prior to application that consisted of at least five hundred patient visits per year; and

(d) Achievement of any other qualifications that the board establishes in rules.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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