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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.

Important Note: The delivery format and the dates for the 2021 Dr.TCM Examination might be revised to reflect the public health directive of physical distancing in Spring/Summer of 2021. Candidates will be updated via email and website announcement when it is close to the examination dates.

Application Starts:  Monday, January 18, 2021
Application Deadline:  Friday, February 26, 2021 (4:30PM PST)
Deadline for Special Accommodation Request:  Friday, February 26, 2021 (4:30PM PST)
Deadline for Withdrawal of Application:  Friday, March 5, 2021  (4:30PM PST)          (Application fee is non-refundable)
Date of Dr.TCM Written Examination: Friday, May 14, 2021
Date of Dr.TCM Clinical Examination Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11, 2021

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. 

Application Forms and Fees

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

If you request accommodation for special needs, you are required to complete the following two forms and submit to CTCMA by the application deadline

  • 2021 Dr. TCM Examination Special Accommodation Candidate Form
  • 2021 Dr. TCM Examination Special Accommodation - Verfication Form

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: $200

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.