CIIS is accredited since 1981 by:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797

ACTCM at CIIS is accredited since 1991 by:

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted continuing programmatic accreditation to the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine effective 12 February 2014 and initial programmatic accreditation to the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program, effective 12 November 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at:

ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.  ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068;



In 1986, ACTCM became the first college in the country to award a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM). In 1991, the College was granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and re-approved in 1996, 2001, 2007, and 2014.

The program was granted initial accreditation by the ACAOM in November 2018, effective through February 2025. 


WSCUC Reports

Stay Connected to CIIS