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Student Registration Renewal

All student registrations expire on March 31st.  If you are undertaking clinical training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine education program in B.C. after March 31st, you are required to renew your student registration to ensure your continuous registration.  Current student registrants may renew online* through the Registrant Portal during the Renewal Period – from February 23 (Friday) to March 31 (Sunday). 

In order to receive your student badge BEFORE your student registration expires, please submit your completed online renewal application and all the required documentations to the College by the first Monday of March (March 4th, 2024). 

*  If you have any other outstanding fee, debt or levy owed to the college (if applicable), please contact the College FIRST before renewing and paying registration renewal fee online.

Student Registration Renewal Fees & Receipt
Annual Student Registration Renewal Fees (non-refundable)


After your payment is successfully processed, a receipt will be sent to you by email.  Please keep the receipt as a confirmation of payment in a safe place.  Additional cost may apply for requesting duplicate receipts.

Instructions for Completing Student Registration Renewal
  1. Complete and submit the registration renewal application online in the Registrant Portal;
  2. When completing the online renewal form, confirm the name of your TCM school in your registrant record is correct and upload a portrait photo of you (a recent photo taken with 12 months and taken straight on with the face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera) for student badge;

  3. Pay the annual Student Registration fee online via the Registrant Portal;

  4. Keep the receipt as a confirmation of payment in a safe place for your record.

Application cannot be processed until all the required items are received by CTCMA. To avoid delays, please complete the above steps as soon as possible. Otherwise, your student registration continuity with CTCMA will be affected and you cannot continue with your clinical activity after March 31st.

NEW in 2024 Renewal: CTCMA will contact your TCM school directly for the confirmation of your enrollment / standing in the TCM program at the school and the student clinic insurance information.

When Student Registration Renewal is granted, the confirmation letter and student badge are sent to the school for distribution.  This is also to inform the school that a student is currently registered with CTCMA in order to participate in clinical training at the TCM school.  Please ensure to renew early (by first Monday of March) in order to receive the renewal confirmation and the student badge by April 1st.

The renewal form includes declarations. By making “The Declaration for Student Registrants Only”, registrant affirm that they are compliant with the requirements of these bylaws, provides “information regarding any criminal conviction or offence committed, past conduct involving the applicant’s incompetence or untrustworthiness, previous limits, restrictions, or conditions on the applicant’s practice that relate to the applicant’s competence or fitness to practise in a regulated profession that the applicant was or is registered in”; provides “evidence of current enrolment as a student in an educational program specified in Schedule “H” or an educational program otherwise approved by the registration committee”, and “that all information and statements submitted are true, complete and correct”.

Failure to Renew Your Student Registration on or before March 31st

Student registration will be cancelled on April 1st when renewal process (i.e., completion of the renewal form and payment of registration fee) has not been completed by the deadline. When student registration is cancelled, a former student registrant no longer permitted (by law) to attend any TCM and acupuncture clinical training in British Columbia, Canada.  Clinical hours completed during time as a non-registered or a former student registrant ARE NOT recognized for exam/registration purposes.

Based on the current Bylaws (updated in July 2023), after student registration is cancelled, student may apply for student registration again by submitting a NEW application including all the required documents with up-to-date information and fees (application fee and registration fee) to the College.  The processing of a new student registration application will require additional time. To avoid any delay to hold valid Student registration, please renew your current Student registration as soon as possible during the Renewal period.

If a student is going to change to study in a TCM program in a different school, the College needs to be notified.  Please submit a School Transfer Application Form. Please make sure to arrange the new school to send in a confirmation of enrollment / standing for you to the College.  The College needs to update your Registrant Record before you can renew.

Your Student Registration only allows a registrant to participate in clinical training courses in their TCM program at the recognized TCM school specified in their registrant record.  All clinical training must be done under supervision by clinical instructors.