PA-L is the Professional Acupuncture List. Admission is by application only. PA-L is confined to people with the following professional training:
1. Acupuncturists, who hold a current State-, National-, or International- Licence, Degree, Diploma or Certificate to practice human Acupuncture.
2. Third-Level graduates who hold a current Dental, Medical, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, or similar licence to practise and who ALSO have:
a. Recognition from their State, National or International peers of their expertise in human or veterinary acupuncture
b. At least 5 years practical experience of acupuncture, and who are currently using acupuncture on a regular basis in their practice.
c. FULL-TIME research scientists, teachers or academic staff of University or third-level institutions (including TCM Schools or Acupuncture Colleges), who have research- or practical- experience of acupuncture
3. Waivers of the above will be made for:
a. Retired colleagues who may be deemed by five or more EXISTING members to have experience of acupuncture which may be of use to the List-Membership.
b. Third-Level Graduates who hold a current Dental, Medical, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, or similar licence to practise and who ALSO are STUDENTS at, or have completed, a recognised acupuncture course.
c.Undergraduate STUDENTS of a recognised College of Medicine, Vet Med, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Oriental Med/Chinese Med who are ALSO STUDENTS of (or have completed) a recognised course in Acupuncture.
d. Acupuncture students of advanced standing (3rd years and above), who attend the courses of a recognized school.