About Obtaining Licensure in the State of Nevada (No Reciprocity)

Thank you for your expressed interest in obtaining licensure in the State of Nevada under the jurisdiction of the Board of Oriental Medicine. Please note that there is no reciprocity with other states or countries regarding the Nevada OMD license. You have to apply for the Nevada OMD license if you want to practice Oriental Medicine in Nevada.

Types of Applications

Nevada offers 2 types of Applications for Licensure. They are:

  1. Application. This Application is for applicants who have been licensed for less than 6 years out of the past 8 years;
  2. SB69 Application by Endorsement. This Application is for applicants who have been licensed for more than 6 years out of the past 8 years.

The requirements are listed on the Application and the SB Application by Endorsement.


You must complete a fingerprint-based background check as part of the application process. Please start this as soon as possible as it can take up to three months to get the results back. Your fingerprints card must be completed by an authorized person at any authorized place authenticated by any local governments (such as police departments, sheriff’s office or other authorized fingerprint locations). You are responsible for getting the appointment with the authorized entity. They will supply the fingerprint card. You then submit your fingerprint card along with your application to us and we will submit this card to the Department of Public Safety for you. There is a separate $40.25 fee for processing your fingerprint cards. The fee is paid to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and must be in the form of a Cashier’s Check. If any further investigations are needed the costs arising from extra investigations are the applicant’s responsibility. Fingerprints must be readable. If your fingerprint card cannot be processed, it must be done again and additional fees may be required. For your fingerprints to be processed, please print out the Fingerprint Background Waiver from our website, fill it out, sign it and include it with your application. Your application cannot be completed without the fingerprint results.


The application process may take several months. State Board exams are given twice per year in June and December and sometimes in March/April or September/October depending on the number of applicants. It is recommended that you submit your application at least 4-6 months ahead of the month you wish to take the exam. PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR OFFICIAL NCCAOM ORIENTAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATION AT LEAST 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THE STATE LICENSING EXAM DATE.