College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Student Registration Renewal

All student registrations expire on March 31st.  If you are undertaking clinical training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine education program in B.C. after March 31st, you are required to renew your student registration to ensure your continuous registration.  Current student registrants may renew online through the Member Portal during the Renewal Period – from early February to the end of March. 

After your completed renewal application is approved by the College, a student badge will be mailed to you.  It is your responsibilities to keep it secure. 

In order to receive your new student badge BEFORE your previous year’s expires, please ensure your completed renewal application is received by CTCMA by March 3rd.


Student Registration Renewal Fees & Receipt

Please refer to Schedule F of the CTCMA Bylaws for the registration renewal fees.  After your payment is successfully processed, a receipt will be sent to you by email.  Please keep the receipt as a confirmation of payment in a safe place.  Additional cost may apply for requesting duplicate receipts.


Student Registration Renewal Declaration

The renewal form includes a declaration. By making this declaration, student registrants affirm that they are compliant with the declaration. 


Failure to Renew Your Student Registration

Your student registration will be cancelled on April 1st. When your student registration is cancelled, you are no longer permitted (by law) to attend any TCM and acupuncture clinical training in British Columbia, Canada.  No clinical hours completed by non-registered students will be recognized for exam/registration purposes.

Once a registration is cancelled due to failure to pay a registration renewal fee on or before March 31st, you may apply for reinstatement within 3 months (by June 30th) by paying the registration fee plus a 35% reinstatement fee and satisfying all requirements (Section 59 of the CTCMA Bylaws).

After June 30th, you will need to make a new application for student registration.