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Categories of membership

Categories of membership

Membership of the BAcC is dependent upon your training, experience and country of residence. See the table below for a brief overview, and the menu on the left contains further information.

 

 

Category

Open to

Summary of benefits

Full UK membership

 

anyone graduating from teaching institutions accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB)

practitioners trained elsewhere who have satisfied the BAcC, through written application and interview, that they have a level of training and competence equivalent to graduates of BAAB accredited institutions.

  • entitled to all benefits of BAcC membership including professional insurance
  • can use letters MBAcC after name
  • listed in Register of Members and on the BAcC website practitioner search listing: The most visited resource on the website and the place for potential new patients to find practitioners.

 

 

 

Overseas membership

 

practitioners living and practising outside the UK who want to stay informed about the profession and continue to receive all the information that full UK BAcC members receive.

 

  • not insured to practise by BAcC
  • can use letters OMBAcC after name
  • listed in Register of Members and on the BAcC website
  • BAcC has no day-to-day jurisdiction over practitioner's activities
  • to automatically resume Full UK membership must be within two years of becoming Overseas
  • beyond two years must formally reapply via the BAcC admissions procedure.

 

 

 

Provisional
membership

This category can be offered as an interim measure to those applicants who are not yet eligible for Full UK Membership but whose eligibility is dependent on very specific additional requirements. These requirements are made by the Admissions interviewers or covered by the admissions policy in order for the applicant to achieve parity of training and standards with that currently taught in BAAB Accredited Institutions, in line with the BAcC Guidelines for Acupuncture Education.

  • entitled to all benefits of BAcC membership including professional insurance
  • cannot use letters MBAcC after name or promote themselves as a BAcC member
  • not listed in Register of Members or on the BAcC website practitioner search listing