ACAOM seeks public comment on English language competency criteria

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (“ACAOM” or “Commission”) received requests from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (“CCAOM” or “Council”) and accredited institutions to review standards applicable to English Language Competency and to consider changes based on provided suggestions.  ACAOM staff conducted a comprehensive review and presented materials to ACAOM’s Standards & Criteria Committee for consideration.  After substantive review and discussion within the Committee and at the October 20-21 Commission meeting the Commission adopted the proposed revisions contained in this document.

The Commission is accepting public comment on the Commission adopted revisions through 5:00pm US Central Time on December 29, 2017.  Although you may comment on any ACAOM standard, criterion or policy at any time, to ensure that the Commission considers your comment before it takes final action on these proposed revisions, you must submit either electronic or written comments on the proposal prior to the close of the public comment period. Comments must be limited to the proposed change; comments that do not pertain specifically to the proposed change will not be considered at this time.

A constructive, information-rich comment that clearly communicates and supports its claims is more likely to have an impact on Commission decision making.  There are many resources available on the Internet regarding writing effective public comments, including

You may access a PDF copy of the adopted revisions and rationale via the ACAOM web site.

The public comment survey may be accessed at