There are many things to consider when choosing an acupuncture school. A reputable school should preferably be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). An accredited school will teach you the necessary scientific and clinical knowledge of acupuncture.
One important thing to remember when trying to choose a school to learn acupuncture in is where the professors are from and where they started out at. Many professors that teach acupuncture courses in university and college settings may not have the depth required for some people who are generally interested in learning more about the acupuncture method.
For example, one of the reasons that I would choose an acupuncture school is if the professors who are teaching the course actually studied under the Chinese culture and a Chinese teacher who knew all the different facets, ins and outs, as well as the benefits and downsides to the method of acupuncture.
For some people the issue of authenticity is truly important and acupuncture schools and professors vary greatly across the board when it comes to this issue.
How to Choose an Acupuncture School