Comprehensive Standards and Criteria

January 2019 – Institutions and All ACAOM Programs

The Comprehensive Standards and Criteria for master’s level programs and professional doctorate [PD] programs were adopted 23 April 2018 and required for all subsequent self-study report submissions.

Programmatic components for Chinese herbal medicine certificate programs were added to the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria effective 11 August 2018 and required for all subsequent self-study report submissions. 

Programmatic components for post-professional doctorate [DAOM] programs were added to the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria effective 4 January 2019, and are required for all self-study report submissions due after 1 April 2019.


INTRODUCTION to the ACAOM Comprehensive Standards and Criteria [including Eligibility Requirements]

STANDARD 1: Purpose

STANDARD 2: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

STANDARD 3: Governance and Administration

STANDARD 4: Records

STANDARD 5: Admissions and Student Services

STANDARD 6: Assessment and Evaluation

STANDARD 7: Program of Study [including Professional Competencies]

STANDARD 8: Faculty and Guest Lecturers

STANDARD 9: Institutional and Program Resources

STANDARD 10: Publications and Advertising

REVISION HISTORY for the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria


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