Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and its following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):

  1. Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
  2. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.

ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434;

Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 9 August 2023.


Licensure and Certification Upon Graduation

California Acupuncture Boards

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and graduates of the MTOM program are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. For licensure information, contact:

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State of California Acupuncture Board

1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-219
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 515-5200

NOTE: Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony (in California or any other state) should first contact the California Acupuncture Board to ensure that they will be permitted to sit for licensure after graduation from Emperor’s College. This is a legal matter between the State of California (or any other state) and the potential applicant as states have legal authority over who is qualified to sit for licensure as a health care provider. Emperor’s College has no ability to influence the state’s decision but we do not want to see a student complete four years of training only to be denied the opportunity to sit for licensure. Applicants in this situation should immediately contact the California Acupuncture Board at:


National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Emperor’s College’s MTOM program also meets the licensure requirements of most states that license practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and prospective students are advised to contact the appropriate agency in the state in which they intend to practice for information on specific licensure requirements.

Graduates of the MTOM program are eligible to sit for the examination and become certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. For more information, contact:

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2001 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (888) 381-1140 (toll-free number)

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Emperor’s College is a private institution that it is approved to operate by the BPPE. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the CEC and 5, CCR.

1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
(888) 370-7589
(916) 263-1897 fax

BPPE Disclosures

The California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, effective January 1, 2010, requires under section 94910 of the Act that a school provide information for each program offered in regards to, completion rates, placement rates, licensure exam passage rates, and salary/wage information.

2020 Institutional Annual Report

2020 DAOM Program Performance Fact Sheet

2020 MTOM Program Performance Fact Sheet


National and State Approvals and Licenses

➤ Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid Program
U.S. Department of Education

➤ US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security approval for foreign students

➤ Veterans Education
California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)

➤ California State Acupuncture Board
California State Department of Consumer Affairs