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Membership Types 

Monthly to Yearly plans available 

 We add to FSOMA Member Benefits regularly so check back often

AP Professional Membership

Designed for Florida Licensed Acupuncturists

Business Membership

Businesses supporting the Acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine profession, including Clinics

Student Membership

Active students enrolled in an Acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine program 

Allied Health Memberships

Licensed Acupuncturists practicing outside of the state of Florida, or for those practicing Acupuncture under a different professional license 

General Memberships

Retired Licensed Acupuncturists or no longer actively practicing acupuncture, and people that are not healthcare providers


AP Professional Member Benefits

Designed for Florida Licensed Acupuncturists 

  1. Building Better Business webinar episodes
    1. Unlimited access to recordings for the rest of your membership
    2. Access to any supporting material provided by the presenter.
    3. Like us on Facebook to receive notification of the live events
  2. Eligible for Group Benefits usually only offered by employers 
    1. Starting February 2020 - policies covering short or long-term disability, accident plans, critical illness plans, a dental PPO and access to Telehealth (without health insurance) and more. 
  3. Free CEBroker Professional Account - valued at $29 per month
    1. See detailed renewal requirements
    2. Check your compliance status anytime
    3. Know when your requirements have been met 100%
    4. Get alerts from your regulating agency
    5. Store all your certificates
    6. Store heart cards & multiple licenses
    7. Back up your documents
  4. Malpractice Insurance through Business Member Schlitt Services
    1. NEW LOW Premiums on all Limits with AAC Malpractice Insurance
  5. Business Legal Consultation
    1. 15 mins. free legal consultation and reduced rates on continued services
    2. Contract review, partnership agreements, corporate law, estate planning
  6. Big Savings on CEUs 
    1. FSOMA Conference registration 
      1. The FSOMA Conference brings in nationally known speakers and Florida grown favorites to educate and inspire participants.  There are ample networking opportunities to see old friends, make new ones, consult on cases and even find jobs.
    2. Courses hosted by FSOMA
    3. Courses hosted by other providers
    4. Stand-alone classes at Local Chapter meetings, special events, and even those offered by other CEU providers offer significant savings.
  7. Business Help Desk 
    1. Where members can find support on Business and Insurance Billing questions
  8. Weekly E-Newsletter from FSOMA
    1. Showcasing news impacting the profession at a local and national level, classifieds ads with job opportunities, practices for sale, and equipment for sale to its members.  
  9. Free Marketing
    1. FSOMA Members can place up to 1 e-blast and 1 e-news per year
      1. E-Blast Ad:  individual emails trailered only to your ad, sent to our complete email list (members and non-members)
      2. E-News Ad: ad placement in our weekly e-newsletter sent to our members
  10. Be listed on our Find an Acupuncturists search engine
  11. Free Audio Courses from FSOMA Conferences prior to 2014
    1. CEU courses are available at $25/ 3 hours - Explore all the classes available
  12. Office Depot Discount - The program saves you money on office supplies.
  13. Free lifetime access to FSOMA Journal 
    1. Providing current information on legislation, education, events, notices, as well as case studies and clinical articles.
  14. Membership in the Acupuncture Society of America (ASA)
    1. The ASA provides important information regarding legislation occurring in other States that may impact AOM in Florida. They have been a tremendous support on the Dry Needle Challenge and VA issues and are working at the national level to have us included.

First Year of Licensure (FYP)
Monthly FYP               $12
Quarterly FYP              $34
Yearly FYP                   $130

Second Year of Licensure (SYP)
Monthly SYP               $18
Quarterly SYP              $53
Yearly SYP                   $200

After Third Year of Licensure AP
Monthly AP                 $25
Quarterly AP               $75
Yearly AP                     $285
2 Year Membership    $513 (save 10%) 

Please complete your member application directly online at this link:

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

 Business Membership Benefits

Businesses supporting the Acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine profession, including Clinics 

  1. Listing as a Sponsor on FSOMA’s home page and Business Members page, with a link to your website
  2. Free Marketing Opportunities
    1. 1 Article Placement per year in the FSOMA Journal 
      1. The article can be: clinical, write-up of a product, news about the herb supplier industry or more,
      2. The article is limited to 600-900 words
    2. 4 e-ads per year in one of our weekly FSOMA E-News or FSOMA E-Classifieds.
      1. Send 4 in a row as a campaign or 1 time per quarter. (Highly recommended to include a special offer/ promotion for FSOMA members)
  3. 20% discount on Advertising in the FSOMA Journal
  4. Social Media advertising on FSOMA channels 
    1. Visit our social media pages: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter
  5. FSOMA Annual Conference with:
    1. advanced registration privilege
    2. 20% off on vendor space 
  6. Knowledge and satisfaction that you are supporting a professional organization that will in turn support you.
  7. Recognition from FSOMA’s members that you are a proponent of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
$500 per year
To join please click on the button link below:
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


Student Member Benefits

Active students enrolled in an Acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine program

  1. Students currently enrolled in an accredited AOM school in Florida state pay only $25 per year
    1. This fee is deducted from your first year of professional membership
    2. Your membership dues go towards the Student Scholarship Fund, created in memory of Lynn Thames
    3. You remain a student member until you are licensed in Florida
  2. BIG SAVINGS on the Annual FSOMA Conference 
    1. The Conference presents educational offerings, and an ideal opportunity to meet and network with fellow practitioners, make new relationships, consult on cases, and build camaraderie within the profession.
    2. Discounts and preferential pricing at the Annual FSOMA Conference include:
      1. Discounted hotel
      2. FREE parking
      3. FREE daily events 
      4. Social mixers with snacks and refreshments provided
      5. FREE door prizes, raffle items, and gift bags for attendees, and much more.
  3. Free Audio of Conference Courses 
  4. Access to JASA journal -  A nationally known research-based journal in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
  5. Unlimited access to FSOMA Journal 
  6. Helpful Web Links & Resources to national and international sites related to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
  7. FSOMA employs a full-time lobbying firm, Mixon & Associates on behalf of our profession. This firm is employed to investigate all legislation and rules that may have an impact on the profession. Mixon and Associates (M&A) create coalitions with legislators and other professions to advance our profession through cooperation, mutual understanding, education, and teamwork. Through their hard work & that of the volunteer Board of Directors, FSOMA has become a respected source for legislators needing information about AOM.

$25 per year - goes towards the Thames Scholarship Fund plus applied towards your FYP membership

Please complete your member application directly online at this link:

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


Allied Health Member Benefits

Licensed Acupuncturists practicing outside of the state of Florida, or for those practicing Acupuncture under a different professional license 

  1. Big Savings on CEUs 
    1. FSOMA Conference registration 
    2. The FSOMA Conference brings in nationally known speakers and Florida grown favorites to educate and inspire participants.  There are ample networking opportunities to see old friends, make new ones, consult on cases and even find jobs.
    3. Courses hosted by FSOMA
    4. Courses hosted by other providers
    5. Stand-alone classes at Local Chapter meetings, special events, and even those offered by other CEU providers offer significant savings.
  2. Weekly E-News from FSOMA, with:
    1. classifieds ads with job opportunities, practices for sale, and equipment for sale to its members
  3. Free Marketing Opportunity
    1. FSOMA Members can place up to 4 advertisements or announcements each year in the FSOMA E-classifieds.
  4. Office Depot Discount Program saves you money on office supplies.
  5. Lifetime access to the FSOMA Journal
    1. Providing current information on legislation, education, events, notices, as well as case studies and clinical articles.

Except for the right to hold office and vote in FSOMA, Allied Health Member Benefits include all of the rights and privileges of the Professional membership.

We encourage you to join your professional association in your home state.

$200 per year
Please complete your member application directly online at this link:
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


General Member Benefits 

Retired Licensed Acupuncturists or no longer actively practicing acupuncture, and people that are not healthcare providers

  1. Reduced rate on attending the FSOMA Conference (same as student membership rates, please see above)
  2. Receive Weekly E-Newsletters and the
  3. Access to the FSOMA Journal
    1. Providing current information on legislation, education, events, notices, as well as case studies and clinical articles.
  4. Have the knowledge you are supporting FSOMA in its efforts to protect and promote our wonderful profession.
  5. FSOMA raises funds for the “Forward Fund.  “This special fund pays for special projects that build coalitions and increases utilization of AOM.”
  6. The “Legal Defense Fund” raises dollars for legal and lobby costs surrounding the defense and advancement of AOM, legislatively.
$50 per year
Please complete your member application directly online at this link:

 Thank you for your interest in Florida State Oriental Medical Association

Your membership goes to support our Funds:
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Your membership goes to support FSOMA's full-time employment of lobbying firm, Rutledge & Ecenia, on behalf of our profession. This firm is employed to investigate all legislation and rules that may have an impact on the profession. Rutledge & Ecenia and FSOMA create coalitions with legislators and other professions to protect and promote our profession through cooperation, mutual understanding, education, and teamwork. Through their hard work & that of the volunteer Board of Directors, FSOMA has become a respected source for legislators needing information about AOM.

Your membership goes to support FSOMA's exhibit at medical conferences like the Workers Compensation Institute, encouraging professional referrals

Your membership goes to support FSOMA's yearly health fair in Tallahassee, Acupuncture Education Day, and work to publicize the benefits of our medicine to the public

This year, 2021, we worked with Pinellas and Palm Beach counties to reverse their closing orders when they mistakenly categorized Licensed Acupuncture Physicians as personal care services. 

Licensed Acupuncturists in Florida have a very broad practice. Learn more about the Florida Statutes