College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Happy New Year

The CTCMA Board and Staff send Best Wishes to all registrants and their families for a Prosperous and Happy 2017.


Board of Directors Update

The Board is pleased to welcome the recently elected Board members.

Weijia Tan - re-elected Board Member

Kuo Hsiang (Reagan) Chu – newly elected Board Member

Weidong Yu - newly elected Board Member

The Board Members’ bio may be viewed on the Board Member page.


Online Registration Renewal

Starting from 2017, registrants will only be able to complete the registration renewal ONLINE.

Some of the Benefits to completing renewal online:

  • Simply click the link on the CTCMA website and complete in minutes.
  • Instant confirmation of receipt
  • Being able to pay by credit card
  • Ability to instantly update your contact information throughout the year

An email notification will be sent to all the registrants once online renewal is ready in early February.


Registration Renewal Requirement

Registration Renewal deadline is at the end of March, 2017. Complete your renewal application online by MARCH 3, 2017 to receive confirmation of renewal before your registration expires.

Full Registration Renewal

The College’s Bylaws require the annual renewal of all practising and non-practising registrants and the cancellation of registration when renewal does not take place. If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you must not work as a Registered Acupuncturist/Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist/Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in British Columbia.

If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you may apply to have your registration reinstated by submitting the complete renewal form and the reinstatement fee no later than 3 months following the expiry of the registration.

Status Change (Practising/Non-Practising)

A registrant may change his/her registrant status by applying to the Registration Committee and fulfilling the requirements outlined in the College bylaws. Status changes is, a separate application, no longer bundled with the registration renewal.

For details, please refer to http://www.ctcma.bc.ca/registration/status-change/

Practising registrants must complete the Declaration Page declaring that you satisfy the renewal requirements (CTCMA Bylaw S57) for

  • continuing education (50 hours every 2-year period)
  • minimum patient visits (200 patient visits during any consecutive 24 month period within the last 4 years)

Registrant File: All registrants are required to keep a Registrant File, containing documentation, verification and correspondence with the College, in their business/clinic/home.

For details, please refer to Registrant File on: http://www.ctcma.bc.ca/quality-practice/continuing-education/

Student Registration Renewal

The College requires the annual renewal of registration of all student registrants who are undertaking clinical training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine education program in B.C. after March 31 each year.   The student registrations will be cancelled when renewal does not take place. If your registration is cancelled due to failure to renew, you may apply to have your registration reinstated by submitting the complete renewal form and the reinstatement fee no later than 3 months following the expiry of the registration. After 3 months a new application is required for student registration.

REMINDER: Students must notify CTCMA when transferring schools.  You may apply by submitting the following to the College:

  1. Signed written request
  2. Confirmation Form of Education Standing from your new TCM school
  3. A photo for your new Student badge

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing Education Requirements

Registrants are required to take continuing education courses to keep their skills/knowledge up-to-date – at least 50 hours of CE every two years. For more information, please visit the Continuing Education page on our website.


Student Corner

2017 Student Information Session

To help students/potential exam candidates prepare application material in advance and smooth the application process, CTCMA has scheduled 2 information sessions in 2017. CTCMA staff will be present to hand out background information and answer individual questions. The focus will be on the exam application procedures and registration requirements.

  • 1st Session: April 10, 2017 (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm), Victoria
    at Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (Arbutus Room)
  • 2nd Session: April 11, 2017 (7 pm to 9 pm), Vancouver
    at Room B1228, Broadway Campus, Vancouver Community College

The event facilities will accommodate 80 students in each session. Detailed information will be posted on CTCMA website.