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Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture was placed on Show Cause by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) effective August 13, 2016 and has been extended until the ACAOM’s August 2018 meeting. Show Cause is defined as a non-compliance action that requires the institution / program to demonstrate to the Commission remediation of all non-compliance findings and why its accreditation status should not be removed.

Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners and for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068.

The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture of the Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture is accredited under Master’s 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, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068. Website www.acaom.org  

Southern California University SOMA is licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and offers program leading to Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. SCUSOMA is a Private Institution. 

BPPE Mailing Address: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

                                            P.O. Box 980818

                                            West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

BPPE Physical Address: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

                                            2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400

                                            Sacramento California, 95833

                                            Phone: (916) 431-6959

                                            Toll Free: (888) 370-7589

                                            Web site: www.bppe.ca.gov    E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov

        Click on the link to gain access to BPPE Annual Report 2016

 

On November of 2002, SCUSOMA received permanent authorization by the California Acupuncture Board.

           Physical Address: 1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 180

                                            Sacramento, CA 95834

                                            Phone:  (916) 515-5200,   Fax:  (916) 928-2204

                                            E-mail:  acupuncture@dca.ca.gov

At SCUSOMA, it is our responsibility to make sure that the student is aware of the 2014 & 2015 BPPE Performance Fact Sheet while signing the enrollment agreement. 

 

CALIFORNIA LICENSURE

In California, a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is a primary care practitioner, able to practice independently and to encompass acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Oriental massage, acupressure, and breathing techniques into their scope of practice.

The California Acupuncture Board (CAB) regulates licensure, and can be contacted at 1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 2453021 or via their website at www.acupuncture.ca.gov. Every student preparing to sit for the licensing examination is advised to contact the CAB before applying in order to obtain specific information about licensure needs.

Since licensure requirements may change without notice, every student is advised to request the most current information prior to application.

The University may not always be updated on the most recent changes available, and may not know how specific changes will affect certain students. The University will recommend courses to be taken and procedures to be followed based on the best information available.

 

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