Standards and Criteria
Index page of ACAOM Comprehensive Standards and Criteria for ACAOM-accredited institutions, master’s level programs, graduate-level Chinese Herbology certificate programs, and professional doctorate [PD] programs. The Comprehensive Standards and Criteria for master’s level programs and PD programs were adopted April 23, 2018; Chinese Herbology certificate programs were added to the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria effective August 11, 2018. This comprehensive revision does not currently include standards and criteria for postgraduate doctoral [DAOM] programs.
IMPORTANT: If you are currently in the process of preparing to submit an institutional or program self-study, please contact ACAOM staff for consultation regarding the prevailing standards and criteria for your self-study.
Standards and criteria adopted by the Commission for postgraduate doctoral [DAOM] programs [last substantive update: [10/21/2017].
The following cover sheets are for use when submitting a Self-Study Report to ACAOM:
ACAOM issues position papers from time to time, regarding issues or questions of interest to accredited/pre-accredited programs and institutions. Position papers are not official statements of the Commission, and do not supercede ACAOM policies, standards, criteria or other official documents.
AOM Bachelor’s Degrees [24 January 2018]
English language courses and programs [15 February 2018]
Faculty Clarification [26 October 2018] NEW
Multi-Purpose Institution Clarification [14 November 2017]
Professional Doctorate Program Clarification [11 September 2018]
Recognition of Foreign Qualifications [14 November 2017]
Site Visitor / Site Visit Resources
ACAOM Site Visit Manual [for institutions and site visitors] [rev. Jan.