License Application Forms

Instructions for completing and submitting the forms required for licensure appear below. You may also need to submit additional information (for example, examination scores). Please refer to the license requirements link on the left for complete information regarding all requirements you must meet.

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Form 1 - Application for Licensure & First Registration ( PDF 41 KB)

Important Notice: A New York State professional license is valid for life unless it is revoked, annulled, or suspended by the Board of Regents. To practice in New York State your professional license must be registered. If your registration has lapsed and you need to reregister, do not submit a Form 1. Instead, contact the Registration and Fees Unit to request a Delayed Registration Application by e-mailing: OPREGFEE@mail.nysed.gov, or by calling 518-474-3817 Ext. 410.  When e-mailing, be sure to include your profession, license number, address on record, new address (if changed), date of birth and the last 4 digits of your SSN.

All applicants for licensure must complete this form and submit it with the $788 licensure and registration fee directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of Form 1. Make checks payable to the New York State Education Department. NOTE: Your cancelled check is your receipt.

You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Your signature on Form 1 must be notarized by a Notary Public.

Address/Name Change Form - Optional ( PDF 20 KB)
You are required to notify us within 30 days of any name or address changes. Please read the instructions and complete the appropriate sections of this form.

Form 2A - Certification of Preprofessional College/University Education - ( PDF 22 KB)
This form must be completed and submitted by the educational institution. The Office of the Professions will not accept it if submitted by the applicant.
 
  • Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to the school (s) where you completed your preprofessional education.
  • Section II: The school Registrar must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of the form.

The school must attach an official transcript or a notation of all courses you completed. The transcript must bear the original signature of the Registrar and original seal of the school. If you attended more than one school to fulfill the preprofessional education requirement, copy this form and send a copy to each institution.

From 2B - Certification of Professional Acupuncture Education - (PDF22KB)
This form must be completed and submitted by the educational institution. The Office of the Professions will not accept it if submitted by the applicant.
 
  • Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to the school(s) where you completed your professional acupuncture education.
  • Section II: The school Registrar must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of the form.

The school must attach an official transcript or a notation of all courses you completed. The transcript must bear the original signature of the Registrar and original seal of the school. If you attended more than one school to fulfill the professional education requirement, copy this form and send a copy to each institution.

Form 5 - Application for a Limited Permit - ( PDF 23 KB)
If you are seeking an acupuncture limited permit, complete Section I of this form, have your employer complete Section II, and submit it with the $70 fee to the address indicated at the end of the form. Do not send cash. Make checks or money orders payable to the New York State Education Department. You must also submit the Application for Licensure and First Registration (Form 1), the licensure fee, and have the State Education Department approve your education before your limited permit can be issued.
Last Updated: April 7, 2014