College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Pan-Canadian Clinical Case-study Examinations Results

March 11, 2016

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) www.ctcmpao.on.ca, Québec (OAQ) www.o-a-q.org and Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL) www.ctcmpanl.ca have worked in collaboration to provide the Pan-Canadian 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 clinical case-study examinations for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, herbalists and acupuncturists were offered on January 23, 2016. 432 candidates from all provinces wrote the examinations administered and the results are as follows:

January 2016 Pan-Canadian Acupuncturist clinical case-study examination, (315 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) 68%

January 2016 Pan Canadian Herbalist clinical case-study examination (59 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) 73%

January 2016 Pan-Canadian Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner clinical case-study examination (58 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) 78%

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 acupuncture, both Canadian and foreign-trained.