Full Registration Renewal
The College’s Bylaws require the annual renewal of all practising and non-practising registrants and the cancellation of registration when renewal does not take place. If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you must not work as a Registered Acupuncturist/Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist/Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in British Columbia.
If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you may apply to have your registration reinstated by submitting the complete renewal form and the reinstatement fee no later than 3 months following the expiry of the registration.
Status Change (Practising/Non-Practising)
A registrant may change his/her registrant status by applying to the Registration Committee and fulfilling the requirements outlined in the College bylaws. Status changes is, a separate application, no longer bundled with the registration renewal.
For details, please refer to https://www.ctcma.bc.ca/registration/status-change/
Practising registrants must complete the Declaration Page declaring that you satisfy the renewal requirements (CTCMA Bylaw S57) for
- continuing education (50 hours every 2-year period)
- minimum patient visits (200 patient visits during any consecutive 24 month period within the last 4 years)
Registrant File: All registrants are required to keep a Registrant File, containing documentation, verification and correspondence with the College, in their business/clinic/home.
For details, please refer to Registrant File on: https://www.ctcma.bc.ca/quality-practice/continuing-education/
Student Registration Renewal
The College requires the annual renewal of registration of all student registrants who are undertaking clinical training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine education program in B.C. after March 31 each year. The student registrations will be cancelled when renewal does not take place. If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you may apply to have your registration reinstated by submitting the complete renewal form and the reinstatement fee no later than 3 months following the expiry of the registration. After 3 months a new application is required for student registration.
REMINDER: Students must notify CTCMA when transferring schools. You may apply by submitting the following to the College:
- Signed written request
- Confirmation Form of Education Standing from your new TCM school
- A photo for your new Student badge