The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board

The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) fosters and monitors high quality educational and professional standards, so that the general public can be assured that graduates from BAAB accredited programmes are knowledgeable, reflective, competent and safe acupuncture practitioners. The focus of the Board’s work is the accreditation of higher education level programmes leading to a professional qualification in acupuncture.

The transparent, rigorous and comprehensive accreditation processes of the BAAB are gained through seeking feedback from partner organisations, maintaining parity with higher education and through ongoing self-critical review. The accreditation of course providers is an important way in which our profession can demonstrate its maturity, its capacity for effective self-regulation and its public accountability.

The BAAB is independent, but works closely with and on behalf of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Graduates from accredited programmes are eligible to apply for membership of the BAcC.

BAAB accreditation is achieved by meeting the BAcC Standards of Education for Acupuncture and the BAAB Standards of Education and Training for Acupuncture Programmes (SETAP).

A brief guide describing the work of the BAAB and a summary of its values, standards and processes for the professional education of acupuncturists can be downloaded here. 

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