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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 24 to March 31. 

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. 

*  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)


Please refer to Schedule F of the CTCMA Bylaws for the registration renewal fees.  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. Pay the registration renewal fee online in the Registrant Portal;

  3. Ensure your TCM school has submitted a “Confirmation of Education Standing” form to CTCMA for you;

  4. Send by email a digital/scanned a photo of you to CTCMA ([email protected]) for your student badge. It must be:

      • high-resolution (300p or above) for a print size with with dimensions of 1½” width x 2” height;
      • taken within the last twelve months;
      • taken straight on with the face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera;

      • have your CTCMA Registration Number, legal name & your TCM school Name/Initial and alerting staff that it is for 2021 Student Renewal in the subject line.  E.g. 2021 CTCMA Student Registration Renewal – 999999 John DOE – KPU

  5. 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 registration continuity with CTCMA will be affected and you cannot continue with your clinical activity after March 31st.

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.

“Late renewal” is no longer available for student registration. Therefore, after student registration is cancelled, students may apply for student registration again  by submitting a NEW application including all the required documents with up-to-date information and fees to the College.