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Acupuncturist - LAc

Acupuncturists are trained in a form of traditional Chinese medicine called acupuncture. The goals of acupuncture are to relieve pain, promote healing, and to improve physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being through stimulation of specific points on the body known as acupuncture points.

Can an Acupuncturist become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT?

To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, an Acupuncturist (LAc) must be licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations to perform physical examinations.

Please see the table below for an Acupuncturist's eligibility in the state they are licensed to practice in to become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT as of January 2020.

 Eligible = Eligible Not Eligible = Not Eligible Possible Eligibility = Possible Eligibility (see below)
Alabama - Possible Eligibility Montana  - Possible Eligibility
Alaska - Possible Eligibility Nebraska - Possible Eligibility
Arizona - Possible Eligibility Nevada - Possible Eligibility
Arkansas - Possible Eligibility New Hampshire - Possible Eligibility
California - Not Eligible New Jersey - Not Eligible
Colorado - Possible Eligibility New Mexico - Possible Eligibility
Connecticut - Possible Eligibility New York - Possible Eligibility
Delaware - Possible Eligibility North Carolina - Possible Eligibility
District of Columbia - Possible Eligibility North Dakota - Possible Eligibility
Florida - Eligible Ohio - Possible Eligibility
Georgia - Possible Eligibility Oklahoma - Possible Eligibility
Hawaii - Possible Eligibility Oregon - Possible Eligibility
Idaho - Not Eligible Pennsylvania - Possible Eligibility
Illinois - Possible Eligibility Puerto Rico - Not Eligible
Indiana - Not Eligible Rhode Island - Possible Eligibility
Iowa - Possible Eligibility South Carolina - Possible Eligibility
Kansas - Possible Eligibility South Dakota - Possible Eligibility
Kentucky - Possible Eligibility Tennessee - Possible Eligibility
Louisiana - Possible Eligibility Texas - Possible Eligibility
Maine - Possible Eligibility Utah - Possible Eligibility
Maryland - Possible Eligibility Vermont - Possible Eligibility
Massachusetts - Possible Eligibility Virginia - Possible Eligibility
Michigan - Possible Eligibility Washington - Possible Eligibility
Minnesota - Possible Eligibility West Virginia - Possible Eligibility
Mississippi - Possible Eligibility Wisconsin - Possible Eligibility
Missouri - Possible Eligibility Wyoming - Possible Eligibility

 Possible Eligibility = The FMCSA has not received verification from your state licensing board that the DOT exam is within the scope of practice for your profession. You may proceed with registration, but the FMCSA must receive verification from your state licensing board before certifying you. We recommend that you delay your certification test until the state licensing board has confirmed that the DOT exam is within your scope of practice.

If you have any questions or need further information on this process, please contact the FMCSA Help Desk at fmctechsup@dot.gov (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.

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We are the only DOT training company to offer a full refund within 30 days of the enrollment date if you decide not to become certified and have not had your Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the program.