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Notice: In response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the State of Indiana, the Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Please prioritize the usage of email to communicate with our staff whenever possible and scan any documents that need to be processed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work best to protect our staff and serve Hoosiers in these ever-changing times.

Licensing Information

Acupuncturist/Professional Acupuncturist
Acupuncture Detox Specialist
Criminal Background Check Information
Renewal Documents
Renewal Information

The Board recognizes programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). To see if a program is accredited, please click here.

For professional acupuncture licenses, the Board recognizes courses approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture.

Re-approved 2018. 

Effective immediately: Due to statutory requirements regarding processing times for application fees, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency will no longer accept more than ten (10) fees per individual check for the application or renewal of an acupuncture license with the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.

If a check is received with more than ten (10) fees per check, it may result in the return of your check along with the applications or renewals to your program for correction.  Further delays in processing time, as a result of more than ten (10) fees per check, may also lead to potential late fees. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to issue licenses as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email pla3@pla.in.gov.


Acupuncture FAQ
Statutes and Rules
License Verification
Fee Schedule
Wall Certificates and Pocket Cards

Board Information

Medical Licensing Board of Indiana

Consumer Information

Use our Online Services to search for a provider or to search for past disciplinary action. The Board does not maintain records of hospital disciplinary actions, federal disciplinary actions, or convictions.

To file a complaint against a provider, please use the link below. All complaints are investigated by the Attorney General's Office and are confidential unless formal charges are filed by the Attorney General's Office with the Board. For more information, the Attorney General's Office may be contacted at 317-232-6201.

File a consumer complaint

Staff Information

Laura Turner, J.D, Board Director
Jody Edens, Acting Assistant Board Director
Christine Cowdin, Litigation Specialist
Meredith Shirley, Customer Service Representative
Zharia Collins, Customer Service Representative
Elizabeth Sangar, Customer Service Representative
Tiffany Finnell, Customer Service Representative

Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-2060
Staff Email Address: pla3@pla.in.gov
Agency Fax Number: (317) 233-4236

Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Medical Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204