College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Safety Examination

All applicants applying for registration with the College must successfully complete the Safety Examination. Please refer to the Registration section of the website for the examination required to register for each registration title.


Application Procedure

Please follow the procedures below to apply to write the Safety Examination:

  1. Read the Safety Examination Guide.
  2. Contact your Invigilator* and schedule your Examination 45 days in advance.
  3. Complete the Online Application Form**.
  4. Print out the confirmation that appears on the screen and send a copy to the College with your Credit Card Pre-Authorization Form or $75 Money Order.

*If you do not live within 200km of an approved invigilator, you may request a closer invigilator to be approved by using the Invigilator Review and Approval Application.

**You may request for Special Accommodations by contacting both your invigilator and the College in advance.


Examination Resources

Safety Examination Guide

The Safety Examination Guide contains detailed information about the policies, procedures for the Examination, including examination format, scoring, passing grades, and application process.

Safety Examination for Acupuncturists (R.Ac.) and TCM Herbalists (R.TCM.H.)

The Safety Examinations for Acupuncturist and TCM Herbalists are based on the:

Safety Examination for Doctor of TCM (Dr. TCM)

The Safety Examination for Doctor of TCM is based on the:

Safety Examination for Reciprocity

The Safety Examination for applicants applying through reciprocity is based on the: