Mission, Values and Vision


The mission of ACAOM is to serve as the nationally recognized accrediting agency of institutions exclusively providing acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) education and of programs in AOM-related disciplines.


The Commission is guided and informed by our belief in and commitment to:

  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Collaborative culture

2025 Vision

ACAOM will be a globally recognized leader for accrediting educational programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. We envision that ACAOM will create an environment that encourages educational innovation and promotes training opportunities that emphasize adaptability to changes in global healthcare. By 2025, ACAOM will:

  • Create additional training opportunities through new accreditable programs
  • Expand distance learning opportunities
  • Promote innovations in clinical training
  • Expand the recognition and value of ACAOM-accredited programs