3 years is the agreed minimum training standard for the AFPA.
AFPA agreed professional standards for Acupuncture Education and Training in Ireland are informed by established of acupuncture training programmes in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and The World Health Organisation Guidelines for Acupuncture training and HETAC level 7 standards for Complementary Medicine.
The criteria for meeting the AFPA standard of Acupuncture Training Courses:
COLLEGE OR LEARNING PROVIDER POLICY -ORGANISATION, STRUCTURE AND RESOURCES.
2. Legal Organisation
3. Institutional Management
4. Academic Administration
7. Learning Resources
8. Institutional Resources
13. Programme of Study
16.Essential Competencies & Standards
17. Continued Professional Development