Professional Membership

Professional Membership is available to practitioners who are currently licensed to practice acupuncture by the California Acupuncture Board. Discounted faculty membership is also offered. 

Professional Members are eligible to:

  • Vote on all matters submitted for a vote of the membership, including election of the Board of Directors;
  • Serve on the Board of Directors; and
  • Serve as Officers of the Board.


Professional Member Benefits:

  • Professional Packets including clinic & office forms, patient education tools and more
  • Find A Practitioner directory, where patients can find you
  • Member-Only Forums where you can connect with your peers, learn from experts, and start a discussion on CSOMA's online community
  • California Journal of Oriental Medicine (CJOM) CSOMA's semi-annual peer-reviewed journal
  • Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • AOM Supply and Service Discounts from participating sponsors
  • Continuing Education Discounts on CSOMA events and sponsored events
  • American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) membership
  • Professional Advocacy protecting your scope of practice from encroachment
  • Calendar of News & Events including CAB meetings, industry-related events, continuing education
  • Leadership & Professional Development Opportunities including mentorship, expert topic designation, CSOMA committee participation, Board Member eligibility and more!
  • A sense of satisfaction knowing that you're participating at the deepest level of your profession! 


Professional Membership for Faculty

  1. Faculty Membership is only available to California licensed acupuncturists who teach at an institution offering a California Acupuncture Board (CAB) approved training program.
  2. Teaching in a post-graduate doctoral program is acceptable as long as the program is offered through an institution that also offers a CAB approved program.
  3. To qualify, proof of faculty standing (e.g., faculty ID, paystub) must be emailed to or faxed to 800.477.4564.

Professional Dues

Tiered membership dues are offered to newly-licensed practitioners. Dues can be paid one-time annually, or monthly as auto-pay.

Professional Membership Categories Paid Annually Paid Monthly*
Professional Member $350 $32
1st Year of Licensure $145 $14
2nd Year of Licensure $250 $24
Academic Faculty Member $175 $16
Golden Phoenix Member $1200 $100
Jade Circle Member $600 $50


*Monthly dues require enrollment in autopay.


Other Membership Types

If you do not qualify for Professional membership, please review our other membership categories

Apply online, or if you prefer to pay by check, download the PDF version of this application and mail it along with your check payment.