Student Membership

Student Membership is available to non-licensed acupuncturists who are enrolled, at least half-time, in a program that is at least one academic year’s duration and is approved by the California Acupuncture Board.

Please note: licensed acupuncturists enrolled in educational programs such as a DAOM or DACM (completion doctorate) are not eligible for student membership. If you do not qualify for Student membership, please learn about our other membership categories.

Student Member Benefits

  • 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
  • AOM Supply and Service discounts from participating sponsors
  • Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Continuing Education discounts on CSOMA events and sponsored events (no credits issued)
  • 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!
  • Calendar of News & Events including CAB meetings, related industry events, continuing education
  • Expanding your education beyond the classroom! 

Student Member dues: $35/year



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.

Student Membership Details

Student members are may not vote on matters submitted to the membership for vote, including the election of the Board of Directors. Student members are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors if elected but may not serve as officers of the association.