Membership Requirements

Any acupuncture or herbal medicine school or program which is pre-accredited or accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) is eligible to become a Council member. Over fifty accredited programs and colleges across the country are currently members. If you are interested in applying for membership, please the Council office. 

Member Benefits

The Council is dedicated to its members, offering programs and services to benefit both large and small member colleges. All programs and services below are provided for the cost of annual dues. There are no additional fees (e.g., conference registration, job posting) and no limit to the number of representatives that can access Council programs and services.

Advocacy and Representation

The Council serves as the voice of all member colleges, advocating on issues of vital importance to advance the quality of acupuncture and herbal medicine education. Council leaders works closely with NCCAOM and ACAHM to represent members’ interests and concerns on a myriad of topics including standards, degree programs and certification testing administrative changes.

In addition, Council leaders engage regularly with other national organizations to forward the acupuncture and herbal medicine profession. Affiliations include the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), Shen Nong Society and Traditional Complementary Integrative Healthcare (TCIH) Coalition. 

Continuing Education

The Council hosts two member conferences each year, offering offer valuable opportunities for attendees from member colleges to reconnect and meet new colleagues. Conference committee and general sessions address timely issues which impact member colleges and the profession. Workshops, keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics which are critical to member colleges are offered throughout the year and at all spring and fall Council conferences.

Member Connections

Discussion Forum – Networking with other members is available through the Council's online community. Connecting online with members who share interests and concern, is now here (login required).

Private Member Directory – Find contact information for other members through the new searchable private member directory. Log in (or create a new login)

Professional Staff – The Council’s staff serve the needs of all members, affiliates, sponsors, exhibitors and other AHM stakeholders and administer all aspects of the CNT programs.

Volunteer Opportunities – Committees are the heart and soul of the Council, playing a vital role in completing strategic objectives to meet the Council's mission and vision. Many committees meet at Council conferences and all attendees are welcome at committee meetings, with voting rights and chair privileges reserved for current member colleges.