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.
|YEAR 2021 – DR.TCM EXAMINATION|
|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 ▶ ▼
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.
- 2021 Dr. TCM Examination Application Form
- Upgrading Program Application Form _ didactic study
- Upgrading program Application Form _ clinical training
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.
|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.