We can offer support to you wherever you are in your acupuncture journey.
- New to acupuncture and studying with a BAAB accredited college? Then you can register as a Student Member simply by sending us information about you and your chosen course.
- Already qualified through a BAAB accredited college programme? Then you can apply for admission as a Full Member of the BAcC.
- Perhaps you have had a break from practice and are keen to return? There is a straightforward re-application process regardless of when you stepped away.
- Qualified through another institution or through an overseas programme? Then let us know more about your background.
Wherever you are in your journey, please see the relevant tab below for your next steps.
Benefits of membership
By joining the BAcC, you gain access to a broad range of resources and services.
Student membership is available to anyone studying a BAAB accredited course and completely free.
Student members can access a wide range of resources to support them through their studies; these will be invaluable to you as you progress.
If you would like to register for student membership, then please complete the form below so we can register you. Once registered, you will receive an email setting out how to access all student member resources.
Become a BAcC Student Member:
As a graduate of a BAAB accredited course, you are eligible to apply for Full membership of the BAcC and, because of your graduate status, admission is straightforward.
We do need to collect information about you, however, so you will need to complete an application form for this. Please email email@example.com confirming your full name and your accredited course and we will send you full details.
Recent graduates are offered a reduced membership subscription rate to help them as they start and build up their new practice.
First year membership: (41% discount): £357.50 per annum / £89.38 per quarter
Second year membership: (21% discount): £483.75 per annum / £120.94 per quarter
Full membership: £610.00 per annum / £152.50 per quarter
The reduced rates are applied for a period of 12 months, and are offered to graduates who apply for membership within six months of their graduation. We will confirm the subscription and the methods of payment on application.
If you have any questions, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to talk to us about your position, then please call Lucia Misikova, our Membership Engagement Officer, on 020 8735 1209 at your convenience.
Thank you for your interest in returning to Full membership of the BAcC – we would love to welcome you back!
Been in membership in the last three years?
Re-admission is very straightforward. Please email us at email@example.com with your full name and membership number (if you know it), and tell us when you should like to re-commence your membership from. We will then supply you with the latest declaration form and confirm your membership subscription, so that you may reinstate your membership.
Of course, you may have questions before you reinstate – please don’t hesitate to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to talk to us about your position, then please call Lucia Misikova, our Membership Engagement Officer, on 020 8735 1209 at your convenience.
Been out of membership for over three years?
When an acupuncturist has been outside of BAcC Full membership and the accredited register for a long time, there is a risk of loss of the skills, competence or knowledge necessary for safe professional practice.
Our Returning to Membership admissions route is a free application route that is designed to support you back into membership and your compliance with the Standards of Practice for Acupuncture.
Our application form contains a number of questions which are designed to explore what you have been doing in your time away from practice, in order to maintain your knowledge and skills. You will complete a self-assessment of your needs in returning to practice, your practitioner skills, your professional development, your communication skills, your approach to safe practice and your business management skills. As part of the application, you are asked to reflect upon you current status in these areas. The form also asks you to identify your plans for returning to practice and how you intend to strengthen your knowledge and skills.
This self-assessment exercise is not too arduous and should also help inform your CPD activity for the forthcoming CPD cycle. There is no charge for this application process.
Please email us at email@example.com with your full name and membership number (if you know it), and we will send you full details. If you would prefer to talk to us about your position, then please call Lucia Misikova, our Membership Engagement Officer, on 020 8735 1209 at your convenience.
Active NCCAOM board-certified acupuncturists are eligible for admission to the BAcC through our standard application process.
However, admission to the BAcC is conditional upon completion of a minimum of six Mentoring-Supervision sessions in the first 12 months of BAcC membership, focused on the BAcC Standards for the Practice of Acupuncture.
These sessions are aimed at:
• understanding the practice of acupuncture in the UK health system
• embedding reflective practice as a tool for developing professionalism
• ensuring the BAcC Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct are fully understood and implemented
• understanding and achieving local authority, HMRC and other legal requirements for setting up in practice
• supporting engagement with the professional acupuncture community
• supporting establishment and development of a successful practice in the UK.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your full name and we will send you full details.
Historically, the BAcC has run an admissions process for acupuncturists who gained their professional qualifications overseas or completed UK qualifications that are not accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board.
This admissions route is currently suspended and the assessment model is to be reviewed. We are currently not able to process applications in this area.
However, if you should like us to record your details so that we can advise you when this route re-opens, then we should be happy to hear from you.
Please email email@example.com with details of your:
- full name
- preferred email address
- qualifications/certifications in acupuncture
- other relevant qualifications/certifications
We will then confirm receipt of your information and send you an update on the position when we have news.