December 22, 2021 – Commissioner’s order: Out of state licensed providers should read this memo from DPH Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD and note the list of professions authorized by the Commissioner’s order

Acupuncture Reinstatement of a Lapsed License


Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


An applicant for reinstatement of a Connecticut license that has lapsed due to nonrenewal shall provide the following documentation:


A completed, notarized application with photo and fee in the amount of $200.00 in the form of a bank check or money order payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”;


The applicant’s current curriculum vitae (CV) or synopsis of professional activity since completion of the applicant's acupuncture educational program;


Verification of any out-of-state license held (current or expired) submitted directly to this office from the source  Some states charge a fee for completion of the verification form; please contact the other state prior to submitting your request;


Verification from the appropriate authority confirming the applicant's most recent employment; including dates and overall evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice acupuncture with reasonable skill and safety;


Verification of current acupuncture certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or successful completion of fifteen contact hours of continuing education within the one-year period immediately preceding application for reinstatement.

Note:  Typically, applicants for reinstatement who have not been in active, clinical practice for longer than five years are required to complete a period of refresher training.  Applicants will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of all required documentation.


Please arrange for all supporting documentation to be sent directly from the source to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Acupuncturist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1929