Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examinations
All applicants except those who qualify for registration through reciprocity registration, applying for registration as a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.), Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (R.TCM.H.), or Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) with the College must successfully complete the Pan-Canadian Written and Clinical Case-study Examinations in respect to the title of registration applying for.
Examination Schedule ▶ ▼
|Start of Application:||Thursday, June 1, 2017|
|Application Deadline:||Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)|
|Deadline for Special Accommodation Request:||Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)|
|Deadline for Withdrawal of Application:||Thursday, August 3, 2017 (4:30 p.m.) (application fee non-refundable)|
|Date of Written Examination:||October 14, 2017|
|Date of Clinical Case-Study Examination:||January 20, 2018|
Examination Requirements and Forms ▶ ▼
Applicants are required to meet the education requirements (both TCM and two years liberal arts/sciences study) for registration in respect to the title of registration applying for. Please refer to the Registration section of the website for further information.
Photograph and Photo Identification
Applicants are required to submit one photograph exactly 1½”W x 2”L taken within one year with the applicant’s name printed on the back. Applicants are also required to submit a legible photocopy of photo identification (such as a passport or driver's license).
Application Forms and Fees
Please use the forms below to submit your application to register.
- 2017 Pan-Canadian Examination Application (Start of Application: June 01, 2017)
- 2017 Pan-Canadian Examination Accommodation for Special Needs Form (Start of Application: June 01, 2017)
- Upgrading Program Application Form _ didactic study
- Upgrading Program Application From _ clinical training
2017-2018 Examination Fees Schedule: Application and registration fees are available under Schedule F of the Bylaws and also in the application form.
|Application Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists):||$200|
|Application Fee (TCM Practitioners):||$300|
|Written Examination Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists):||$450|
|Written Examination Fee (TCM Practitioners):||$550|
|Clinical Examination Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists):||$350|
|Clinical Examination Fee (TCM Practitioners):||$550|
|Written or Clinical Translation Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists):||$200|
|Written or Clinical Translation Fee (TCM Practitioners):||$200|
Examination Resources ▶ ▼
The Application Guide is designed to provide candidates with information on the application process, policies, and instructions for the Pan-Canadian Examinations.
The Blueprint documents outline the content tested on the Pan-Canadian exam. For the Pan-Canadian Registration Examination for Acupuncturists, TCM Herbalists and/or TCM Practitioners, the content consists of the competencies that an entry-level practitioner is required to possess in order to practise safely, effectively and ethically.
- Blueprint for the Pan-Canadian Written Examinations for TCM Practitioners, Acupuncturists, and Herbalists
- Blueprint for the Pan-Canadian Clinical Case-study Examinations for TCM Practitioners, Acupuncturists and Herbalists
Entry-Level Competencies for TCM practitioners
For more information on the Entry-Level Competencies for TCM practitioners, please refer to the Entry-Level Competencies page.
The Examination Guide is designed to familiarize candidates with the format of the actual examination and to provide information on the content of the examination.