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of British Columbia

Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examinations

All applicants except those who qualify for registration through reciprocity registration, applying for registration as a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.), Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (R.TCM.H.), or Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) with the College must successfully complete the Pan-Canadian Written and Clinical Case-study Examinations in respect to the title of registration applying for. 

The information of Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination Fall 2020 Transitions is available.  Click here for more details.

Examination Schedule

Year 2019/2020

 Start of Application:

Friday, May 31, 2019 

 Application Deadline:

Thursday, August 1, 2019 (4:30PM PST)

 Deadline for Special Accommodation Request:

Thursday, August 1, 2019 (4:30PM PST)

 Deadline for Withdrawal of Application:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 (4:30PM PST) (application fee is non-refundable)

 Date of Written Examination:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

 Date of Clinical Case-Study Examination:

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Examination Requirements and Forms

Education Requirements

Applicants are required to meet the education requirements (both TCM and two years liberal arts/sciences study) for registration in respect to the title of registration applying for. Please refer to the Registration section of the website for further information.

Photograph and Photo Identification

Applicants are required to submit one photograph exactly 1½”W x 2”L taken within one year with the applicant’s name printed on the back. Applicants are also required to 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.

2019-2020 Examination Fees Schedule below: Application and registration fees are available under Schedule F of the Bylaws and also in the application form.  2020-2021 Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination Fees will be available soon.

Application Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists): $200
Application Fee (TCM Practitioners): $300
Written Examination Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists): $450
Written Examination Fee (TCM Practitioners): $550
Clinical Examination Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists): $350
Clinical Examination Fee (TCM Practitioners): $550
Written or Clinical Translation Fee (Acupuncturists and TCM Herbalists): $200
Written or Clinical Translation Fee (TCM Practitioners): $200

Examination Resources

Application Guide

The Application Guide is designed to provide candidates with information on the application process, policies, and instructions for the Pan-Canadian Examinations.


The Blueprint documents outline the content tested on the Pan-Canadian exam. For the Pan-Canadian Registration Examination for Acupuncturists, TCM Herbalists and/or TCM Practitioners, the content consists of the competencies that an entry-level practitioner is required to possess in order to practise safely, effectively and ethically.

Entry-Level Competencies for TCM practitioners

For more information on the Entry-Level Competencies for TCM practitioners, please refer to the Entry-Level Competencies page.

Examination Guide

The Examination Guide is designed to familiarize candidates with the format of the actual examination and to provide information on the content of the examination.