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Middle Way Acupuncture Institute and its Master of Acupuncture program [currently named Diploma in Acupuncture] are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM).

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and herbal medicine practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068;
The Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program offered by Middle Way Acupuncture Institute is approved to begin enrolling students but is not accredited or pre-accredited by ACAHM. This program is eligible for ACAHM accreditation, and Middle Way Acupuncture Institute is currently in the process of seeking ACAHM accreditation for the program. However, the Institute can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by ACAHM. Graduates of an unaccredited program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAHM-accredited program and may not rely on ACAHM accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.
Middle Way Acupuncture Institute is approved by the Washington State Department of Health, Health Professions, Acupuncture Program and is licensed under Chapter 28C.10. Inquiries or complaints regarding this school may be made to the Workforce Training Board, 128 – 10th Avenue SW, PO Box 43105, Olympia, Washington 98504-3105. Telephone #: 360.753.5673. Email:

Selected programs of study at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Completion of the program has been determined to meet the Washington State educational requirements for licensure. It does not meet the requirements for professional licensure in California or Nevada.  Professional licensure requirements have not been determined for any other states.  Meeting licensure requirements for all other states may be determined with the Registrar on a case by case basis.

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