The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (also referred to as “the Board”) accredits acupuncture programmes with a final award threshold at Level 6 consisting of 360 credits, or at Level 7 consisting of 180 credits that lead to professional qualification or ‘licence to practice’. 

This Accreditation Handbook sets out the Standards for the Education and Training for Acupuncture Programmes (SETAPs) and gives comprehensive details and guidance on all the Accreditation policies and procedures of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board in relation to programmes leading to professional qualification. 

The version of the Accreditation Handbook set out on this website is the most up-to-date available, and supersedes any version published elsewhere. It is the responsibility of all course providers in a formal relationship with the Board to ensure that they are referring at all times to the most up-to-date version of this Handbook. 

This Handbook or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the Lead Accreditation Officer of the BAAB.