College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Doctor of TCM Examination

All applicants applying for registration as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) must successfully complete the Doctor of TCM Written and Clinical Examinations.


Examination Schedule

The Doctor of TCM Examination is held every two (2) years.

Year 2018
Application Accepted:   March 1, 2018 (8:30 a.m.)
Application Deadline:   March 15, 2018 (4:30 p.m.)
Application Withdrawal Deadline:   March 15, 2018 (4:30 p.m.) (application fee non-refundable)
Accommodation for Special Needs Request Deadline:   March 15, 2018 (4:30 p.m.)
Clinical Examination Date:   April 14, 2018

Examination Requirements and Forms

Education Requirements

Applicants must meet the education requirements* for both TCM and the two years liberal arts/sciences study to successfully register as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM).

Please refer to the Registration section of the website for further information.

*Applicants applying to write this examination must already be registered as R.TCM.P. or be eligible to apply for R.TCM.P. registration.

Photograph and Photo Identification

Applicants must submit one (1) 1½”W x 2”L photograph taken within one (1) year from the date of submission. The photograph must have the applicant’s name printed on the back.

Applicants must also submit a legible photocopy of photo identification (such as a passport or driver's license).

Application Forms and Fees

Please use the forms below to submit your application to register.

Application and registration fees are available under Schedule F of the Bylaws and also in the application form.

Application Fee: $200
Written Examination Fee: $700
Clinical Examination Fee: $700
Written or Clinical Translation Fee: $100

Examination Resources

Examination Candidate Handbook

Detailed information about the policies and procedures for the examinations, including examination format, scoring, passing grades, and application process can be found in the:

Entry-Level Competencies for Doctor of TCM

For more information on the Entry-Level Competencies for Doctor of TCM, please refer to the Entry-Level Competencies page.