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Doctor of TCM Examination

All applicants applying for registration as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) must successfully complete the Doctor of TCM Written and Clinical Examinations.

Examination Schedule

Important Note:

Applications are closed at this time and the information below is kept for reference only.

The delivery format and the dates for the 2024 Dr.TCM Clinical Retaking Examination might be revised to reflect the public health directive of physical distancing in Winter 2024. Candidates will be updated via email and website announcement when it is close to the examination dates, if necessary.

2024 Dr.TCM Clinical Retaking Examination

Application Starts: 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 (8:30 AM Vancouver Local Time)

Application Deadline: 

Thursday, February 8, 2024 (4:30PM Vancouver Local Time)

Deadline for Special Accommodation Request: 

Thursday, February 8, 2024 (4:30PM Vancouver Local Time)

Application Fee Due 

48 hours after the payment link sent from CTCMA via email

Examination Fee Due 

Noon of Monday, February 26, 2024 (Vancouver Local Time) (payment link of the examination fee will be sent to those approved candidates by February 21, 2024)

Deadline for Withdrawal of Application: 

Noon of Monday, February 26, 2024 (Vancouver Local Time) (Application fee is non-refundable)

Date of Dr.TCM Clinical Examination: 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Examination Requirements and Forms

Education Requirements

Applicants must meet the education requirements* for both TCM and the two years liberal arts/sciences study to successfully register as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM).

Please refer to the Registration section of the website for further information.

*Applicants applying to write this examination must already be registered as R.TCM.P. or be eligible to apply for R.TCM.P. registration.

Application Forms and Fees

Please use the forms below to submit your application to register.

  • 2024 Dr. TCM Clinical Examination Application Form

If you request accommodation for special needs, you are required to complete the following two forms and submit to CTCMA by the application deadline

  • 2024 Dr. TCM Clinical Examination Special Accommodation – Candidate Form
  • 2024 Dr. TCM Clinical Examination Special Accommodation – Verification Form

If you plan to take the Registration Examination and graduated from a TCM/A education program for more than 3 years ago (Bylaws S60.3(2) & (3)) OR failed an examination and will apply for the 2nd or 3rd attempt (Bylaws S60.4(4) & (5)), you are required to complete a Refresher Program/Course that is pre-approved by CTCMA. The Refresher Program/Course must be pre-approved by CTCMA before you start it and completed before the examination application deadline. Please use the following form to apply for the pre-approval from the college:

Application and registration fees are available under Schedule F of the Bylaws and also in the application form.

Application

(Non-refundable)

Written Examination

Clinical Examination

Dr.TCM Written and Clinical Examinations

$200

$700

$700

Dr.TCM Clinical Examination only (* For Retake Applicants with Eligible Status)

$100

nil

$700

Examination Resources

Examination Candidate Handbook

Detailed information about the policies and procedures for the examinations, including examination format, scoring, passing grades, and application process can be found in the:

Entry-Level Competencies for Doctor of TCM

For more information on the Entry-Level Competencies for Doctor of TCM, please refer to the Entry-Level Competencies page.