Refunds of application/registration fees are available in very limited circumstances. These fees may be refunded in cases of administrative error by the TMB; applicants who withdraw their applications within 45 days of initial application, licensees who retire or request cancellation within 90 days of paying the fee, or on behalf of applicants/licensees who die within 90 days of paying the fee. A pro-rated refund may be requested for good cause by a spouse or personal representative of an applicant/licensee who has died more than 90 days after paying the application/registration fee. Refund circumstances are addressed in Board rule 175.5(c).
Individual application processing time will vary according to the complexity of the application. Factors that increase complexity are “yes” answers to any of the Professionalism questions on the application.
The statute requires that jurisprudence examinations be conducted on the licensing requirements and other laws, rules, or regulations applicable in this state.
Senate Bill 807, effective on 9/1/2015, allows for the waiver of application fees for any military service member, military spouse or military veteran. There is no current reduced registraiton fee.
The jurisprudence examination will be given at Pearson VUE test centers located throughout the country. The fee for the exam is $61, payable directly to Pearson VUE. Prior to scheduling your examination, you must have received a scheduling permit issued to you by the Board.
Information on licensure requirements is available under Board Rules Section Chapter 183, Section 183.4 Procedural Rules for Licensure Applicants. The following is paraphrased from that rule. We encourage you to read the entire rule.
Below is a link for all of the possible questions and answers. The examination you take will be composed of 50 questions, randomly selected from this group.
Contact information for certifying organizations is as follows: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (formerly NCCA) http://www.nccaom.org/ 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-9004 The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) http://www.ccaom.org/ 3909 National Drive, Suite 125 Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-476-7790 (ph) 301-476-7792 (fax) Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (formerly NACSCAOM) http://www.acaom.org/ Maryland Trade Center #3 7501 Greenway Center Court Suite 820 Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 313-0855
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine https://www.aoma.edu 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, Texas 78745 Phone: (512) 492-3017 Fax: (512) 454-7001 American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine http://www.acaom.edu/ 9100 Park West Drive Houston, Texas 77063 Phone: (713) 780-9777 Texas Health and Science University (formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) http://www.thsu.edu/ 4005 Manchaca Road, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78704 Phone: (512) 448-9999 Fax: (512) 444-6345
Yes. You may request that one be issued once your file is complete so that you can practice until the next Board meeting, when a permanent license will be issued. The fee is $107.
Yes. If you do not pass within three attempts you will be required to appear before the Board to address your inability to pass and allow the Board to evaluate your eligibility for Licensure.