California University – Silicon Valley (CUSV) is a private not-for-profit institution legally incorporated in the State of California whose predecessor is Nine Star University of Health Sciences.
CA – BPPE APPROVAL
This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (CA-BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
CA-BPPE is located at
1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834.
Phone: (916) 574-8900
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
The master degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine of California University – Silicon Valley is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). CUSV Students who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine are qualified to sit for California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE).
The Acupuncture Board is located at
1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225, Sacramento, California 95814-0226
Tel: (916) 445-3021
Fax: (916) 445-3015
California University – Silicon Valley and its Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization program [currently named Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine will be effective until Dec. 31, 2022] are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which adopted a new name for the organization: effective 8 September 2021, the organization will be called the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). :
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and herbal medicine practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.
ACAHM is located at
8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
THE U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AUTHORIZATION
California University – Silicon Valley is authorized by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to process Form I-20, enabling prospective international students to apply for an F1 Student Visa.
QUALIFICATION FOR GRADUATES TO SIT FOR NCCAOM CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS
CUSV Students who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine are qualified to sit for the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification examinations. Passage of the NCCAOM exam or NCCAOM certification is required in all states outside of California that require a license to practice acupuncture.
For information concerning the national licensing exam and licensure in other states contact NCCAOM:
2001 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (888) 381-1140 (toll-free number)
(202) 381-1140 (direct phone number)
Fax: (202) 381-1141