College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Pan-Canadian Written Examinations Results

November 17, 2015

The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CARB - TCMPA) members, regulatory bodies of British Columbia (CTCMA) www.ctcma.bc.ca/, Alberta (CAAA) www.acupuncturealberta.ca, Ontario (CTCMPAO ) http://www.ctcmpao.on.ca, Québec (OAQ) www.oaq.org and Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL) www.ctcmpanl.ca have worked in collaboration to provide the PanCanadian examinations. This work has increased the capacity of provincial regulatory bodies to assess and recognize qualifications of Canadian and foreign-trained candidates who wish to legally practice in the province of their choice.

The third Pan-Canadian entry-level written examinations for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, herbalists and acupuncturists were offered on October 17, 2015. 509 candidates from all provinces, wrote the examinations administered and the results are as follows:

October 2015 Pan-Canadian Acupuncturist written examination, (363 candidates):

Passing grade (percent) - The results are given in percentage but are based on a measurement scale from 100 to 700. The passing score is 450.

Success rate (percent) 64%

October 2015 Pan Canadian Herbalist written examination (64 candidates):

Passing grade (percent) - The results are given in percentage but are based on a measurement scale from 100 to 700. The passing score is 450.

Success rate (percent) 75%

October 2015 Pan-Canadian Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner written examination (82 candidates):

Passing grade (percent) - The results are given in percentage but are based on a measurement scale from 100 to 700. The passing score is 450.

Success rate (percent) 61%

The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CARB - TCMPA) gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada's Human Resources Skills and Development Canada (HRSDC) assistance in initiating the Pan-Canadian examinations. In the period April 2012 through March 2014 the Foreign Credential Recognition Program funded close to $ 450,000 for CARB-TCMPA to develop and implement Pan Canadian entry-level examinations for assessing the skills of practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncturists, both Canadian and foreign-trained.