Registration


The Registration Committee of the College is responsible for reviewing applications for registration and granting and denying or setting conditions on registration.

All applicants must satisfy the requirements in Section 48 of the CTCMA Bylaws.

Bylaw Section 48 sets the conditions for full registration (including a subsection especially for individuals registered in other Canadian provinces (Reciprocity). Bylaw Section 51 sets the conditions for student registration (Student Applicants).

The Registration Committee grants the following titles after an applicant, with the appropriate educational training, passes the associated registration examinations and safety courses:

  • Dr.TCM Registration - A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture, and prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine. This registrant has met training/examination requirements at a higher level than registrants with the other titles.
  • R.TCM.P. Registration - A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture, and prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine.
  • R.Ac. Registration - A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture.
  • R.TCM.H. Registration - A registrant authorized to prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine
  • Student Registration - A registrant authorized to provide services while under the general supervision of a full, grandparented, or temporary registrant in good standing

Only CTCMA registrants are authorized to use these restricted titles granted by CTCMA and to practice acupuncture, Herbology or traditional Chinese medicine in the province of British Columbia (authority granted by the Health Professions Act, BC).