Welcome to the State of California Acupuncture Board

Satellite and Branch

Schools must obtain approval by the Acupuncture Board before enrolling students at newly established satellite and branch campuses.

Satellite (defined) –

  • Campus is within a short distance from the parent institution
  • Administration and admissions are all centralized at the parent institution
  • Faculty is shared by both campuses
  • Students receive training at both campuses
  • Students receive the majority of their training at the parent institution
  • Does not teach a total oriental medicine program; and
  • May not always be financially independent of the parent institution.

Branch (defined) –

  • Established as such to require a separate administration (i.e., distance from the parent campus, etc.)
  • Independent admissions and student body
  • Separate core faculty
  • Full oriental medicine curriculum program
  • Provide full student services; and
  • Financially independent of the parent institution

Schools interested in obtaining approval for a satellite campus should submit a proposal that provides information such as number of class rooms, clinics, number of students, opening date, etc. Requests for branch approval must be made by completing the School Application.