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CEO appointed for future multi-profession college

February 14, 2024
In anticipation of the amalgamation of the College of Chiropractors of BC, College of Massage Therapists of BC, College of […]

Ministry of Health Proposes Amendments to TCMPA Regulation

January 25, 2024
As part of its initiative to modernize the framework for provincial health profession regulation and the process of amalgamation now […]

Registration Renewal 2024

January 19, 2024
The 2024 Registration Renewal period will run from February 23, 2024 (Friday) to March 31, 2024 (Sunday). All registrations end […]

Name Proposed for New Multi-Profession College

December 4, 2023
On December 1, 2023, the Ministry of Health posted a regulation with its proposed name for the new multi-profession regulatory […]

Quality Assurance Committee Vacancy

November 30, 2023
The College is seeking a registrant to join the College’s Quality Assurance Committee. Interested registrants should complete the Committee Membership […]

Consultation on Practice Standard Draft: Infection Prevention and Control

November 16, 2023
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) has drafted a new Practice Standard on Infection […]

2023 AGM Recording & Q&A

November 9, 2023
Thank you to everyone who logged on to the virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 15.  We were pleased […]

Health Minister and Provincial Health Officer announced actions regarding upcoming respiratory illness season

October 3, 2023
Last week the Minister of Health and the Provincial Health Officer announced their plans to protect communities during the upcoming […]

Nine BC health profession regulatory colleges, including CTCMA, release report that meets commitment to be accountable about progress on addressing Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism

September 28, 2023
Nine BC health profession regulatory colleges, including CTCMA, have jointly released a comprehensive progress report outlining Indigenous cultural safety, humility, […]

Updates on amalgamation of health profession regulatory colleges, including CTCMA

September 26, 2023
The College has been working closely with other BC health profession regulatory colleges, the Ministry of Health, and consultants on […]

Zoom link for 2023 Annual General Meeting, September 15, 2023!

September 7, 2023
Hello everyone! This is your final reminder about the 2023 AGM, 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Friday, September 15, […]

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

August 16, 2023
Notice is hereby given that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists […]

Repeal of public health order requiring all health profession regulatory colleges to record vaccination status of registrants

July 20, 2023
A previous Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) “to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of infection […]

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 2023 PAN CANADIAN EXAMINATIONS – 2023-07-04

July 4, 2023
Return to In-Person Testing Centers for Pan-Canadian Examinations We are writing to provide an important update regarding the Pan-Canadian Examinations […]

Survey Result Summary: BC Regulated Health Professionals’ Views on Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility and Anti-Racism Practice Standard

Jun 21 2023
Pivotal Research Survey on BC Regulated Health Professionals’ Views on Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility and Anti-Racism Practice Standard Implementation – […]

Update to: Temporary Policy for Online Classroom Instruction During Covid-19 Pandemic and Extraordinary Time.

May 15, 2023
This policy will expire on June 30, 2023. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, CTCMA enforced the Temporary […]

New Website

May 4, 2023
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and […]

Ministry of Health sets timeline for college amalgamations

May 3, 2023
The College recently received a letter from the BC Ministry of Health confirming the amalgamation of 11 health profession regulatory […]

Finance Committee Vacancy

April 6, 2023
The College is seeking a registrant to join the College’s Finance Committee. Interested registrants should complete the Committee Membership Application Form. […]

Information on April 2023 PCE – NEW

April 1, 2023
Education and Examination Requirements for April 2023 Pan-Canadian Examinations – download here

Retirement of The Safety Examination – April 30, 2023

February 7, 2023
The Safety Examination will retire on April 30, 2023. This will be the last day when a candidate can write this […]

Update on Health Professions and Occupations Act

February 6, 2023
In November we advised that the new Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA) had received Royal Assent in the BC Legislative Assembly. […]

Notice of Proposed Amendments to CTCMA Bylaws

January 24, 2023
On December 1, 2022, the Board of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (the […]

The 2023 Registration Renewal period runs from February 24 to March 31, 2023

January 19, 2023
The CTCMA registration year runs from April 1st to March 31st. To ensure your registration continues without interruption, you are […]

Announcement of Board Members Elected for 2023-2025

December 1, 2022
The College is pleased to announce the election of three members to its Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. […]

New legislation to replace Health Professions Act receives Royal Assent

November 28, 2022
Bill 36, the Health Professions and Occupations Act, received Royal Assent on November 24, 2022 and is now law in British […]

CARB-TCMPA TCM Education Accreditation Update (Extended Application Deadline)

October 20, 2022
The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CARB-TCMPA) has asked us to pass along […]

2022 AGM Recording & Q&A

October 19, 2022
Thank you to everyone who logged on to the virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 15.  We were pleased […]

News from the Allied Health Policy Secretariat

October 14, 2022
In June 2020, the Ministry of Health established the Allied Health Policy Secretariat (AHPS) to provide stewardship to more than […]

Consultation on Practice Standard Draft: Ethical Practice and Professional Accountability

October 11, 2022
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) has drafted a new Practice Standard on Ethical […]

2023-2025 Board Nominations for Board Elections Now Closed. Here are Your Candidates!

October 7, 2022
Nominations are now closed for the three Board positions available for the 2023-2025 term. The Board Elections begin November 1, with […]

Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism Practice Standard

September 28, 2022
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA) adopts Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism Practice Standard.  The […]

Nominations Deadline September 30 – Fast Approaching!

September 20, 2022
The Board Election for the 2023-2025 term begins in early November, with voting taking place throughout the month. Nominations will close Friday, September 30, 2022, at 4:30 […]

Zoom link for 2022 Annual General Meeting, September 15, 2022!

September 8, 2022
Hello everyone! This is your final reminder about the 2022 AGM, 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Thursday, September 15, […]

Board Nominations for 2023-2025 Now Open!

August 23, 2022
Have you ever wondered what goes on at Board meetings? How decisions are made? What it’s like to be able […]

Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

July 18, 2022
Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists […]

Provincial Health Officer updates order to require BC health regulatory colleges to record the COVID-19 vaccination status of registrants on an ongoing basis

June 16, 2022
The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has updated an information-sharing order first issued on March 7, 2022 that required all BC […]

Consultation on Practice Standard Draft: Consent to Treatment

May 20, 2022
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) is updating the Practice Standard for Consent to Treatment. […]

Temporary Policy Applicability for Covid 19 Pandemic and During Extraordinary Time

May 5, 2022
Updated on May 24, 2022 All TCM programs in BC listed in Schedule H were approved to offer courses in-person […]

COVID-19 Update and Masking for Health Professionals

April 5, 2022
Following BC’s Public Health Officer’s (PHO) announcement of the ease of restrictions on March 10, 2022, the PHO has issued guidance […]

October 2022 Pan-Canadian Examination (PCE) Information Update

March 24, 2022
In August 2021, we updated you on the Pan-Canadian Entry-level Examinations in TCM and Acupuncture (PCE) and the languages in […]

Next steps for complying with public health order requiring recording of registrants’ vaccination status

March 10, 2022
As we stated earlier this week, a new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) — the Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination […]

Communication to Registrants Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 10, 2022
The College will continue to provide updates to registrants by email and on this webpage. Please check often for the […]

PHO Issues New Public Health Order

March 8, 2022
A new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has been issued “to prevent or reduce the risk of the […]

Provincial Health Officer announces order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all regulated health professionals

February 9, 2022
BC Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry announced today (February 9, 2022) that she will issue a public health order next […]

2022 Registration Renewal Information

February 5, 2022
The Renewal Period for 2022 will begin on February 24, 2022 (Thursday) and ends March 31, 2022 (Thursday). All registrations expire on March […]

PCE Language Update

August 31, 2021
This is an update on the Pan-Canadian Entry-level Examinations in TCM and Acupuncture (PCE) and the languages in which these […]

PCE Language Update

This is an update on the Pan-Canadian Entry-level Examinations in TCM and Acupuncture (PCE) and the languages in which these […]

Notice on Point Injection Therapy (PIT)

December 4, 2020
This notice addresses the issue of whether point injection therapy (“PIT”) and related injection therapies fall within the scope of […]

Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination Fall 2020 Transitions Bulletin

January 7, 2020
The information of Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination Fall 2020 transition is available. Click here for more detail.