Yes. The state of Georgia has guidelines for the practice of acupuncture. It requires completion of an accredited graduate degree program and passing of the NCCAOM national board examination. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a not-for-profit organization that establishes, assesses, and promotes recognized standards of competence and safety in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. The M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. after my name stands for Masters of Acupuncture, Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomat of Acupuncture. My Georgia license number is 333.