Āyurveda is currently a non-accredited field in the US.
While Āyurveda is growing and developing quickly today, it still has a long way to go to become fully developed in its educational standards, scopes of practice and application in holistic, sustainable healthcare. The practice of Āyurveda is presently unrecognized by any of the 50 states and does not require a license. Although some may believe that licensing will improve the practice, a more careful look at recent history shows that there is always more than one side to a story.
Because the profession is unregulated and unlicensed, it also does not have a recognized accrediting body at the national or state level. A few organizations are beginning to work towards accreditation, but their foundations are more true to New Age Āyurveda than the classical, scientific practice.
The next five to ten years will hopefully see an emerging practice of the complete, advanced science in American culture and academics. This scenario would ideally take advantage of the benefits of long-standing, efficacious practices of Āyurveda and demonstrate the potential for significant advancement with new technology well into the 21st century.
The American Āyurvedic Academy strongly believes in firm foundations of rigorous education and will support the movement towards high-quality, American Āyurveda on every level possible.