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Become A Student Registrant

Students in BC

Please note that Student Registration only applies to Students taking clinical classes under supervision by the Clinical Instructors at their TCM Schools’ clinical training locations. Student Registrants are not allowed to practise individually or outside of their school before holding Full (Practising) registration.

Students enrolled in a traditional Chinese medicine program in BC must be registered with CTCMA before attending clinic. The requirements for registration are:

Criminal Record Check

Before you submit your registration application, you are responsible for completing a Criminal Record Check (CRC) conducted by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP). To ensure a smooth process, you must allow a few weeks for CRRP to process your CRC request and follow up the request by contacting CRRP. For further details and instructions, please refer to the Criminal Record Check section.

Evidence of Good Character

All applicants are required to obtain signatures from two referees who are Canadian citizens. One of them should be a regulated health professional (registrant of a College or Order), preferably a CTCMA registrant.

Documentation on Authorization to Study

All applicants are required to submit proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or other statutory authorization (such as a Study Permit).


Student applicants are required to submit two photographs exactly 1½”W x 2”L taken within one year with the applicant’s name printed on the back.

Confirmation/Update on Education Standing

Student applicants must obtain an original signed copy of the Confirmation Form of Education Standing with up-to-date information from their TCM school and submit it with this application to the College. Please use the form in below.

    Application Forms and Fees

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

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

    Application Fee:


    Annual Registration Fee:


    *For applicants registered after April 1 in any year, the fee will be prorated based on the number of months remaining until March 31, multiplied by the calculated monthly rate of the applicable annual fee. Please refer to the application form for the proration schedule.