ACCAHC's core membership is those organizations related to complementary and alternative healthcare disciplines that have an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education, have a recognized certification or testing organization, and are licensed for professional practice in at least one state. Full membership is limited to three categories of organizations: Councils of Colleges or Schools, Accrediting Agencies, and Certification and Testing Organizations. In addition, through a separate membership category, ACCAHC includes those Traditional World Medicines or Emerging Professions organization that show a commitment to exploring public-health related standard-setting and self-regulatory activities and believe their organizations will benefit friom ACCAHC participation.


Links to each of these members can be found, in the same categories, in the left sidebar of every site page.


Councils of Colleges

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE)

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)

Association of Midwifery Educators


Accrediting Agencies

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) Affiliate

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)

Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)


Certification and Testing Organizations

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB)

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)


Traditional World Medicines and Emerging Professions

Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA)

Council for Homeopathic Certification

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)