College of





of British Columbia

Safety Examination

All applicants applying for registration with the College must successfully complete the Safety Examination. Please refer to the Registration section of the website for the examination required to register for each registration title.

Important Update (2020-06-26): Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many examination / assessment centres remain closed for external bookings to take the CTCMA Safety Exam(s) at their facilities.

Please email for your intention to write the Safety Exam(s), the College will provide you with some approved invigilators who may be able to accommodate you.

Application Procedure

Please read carefully the Safety Examination Guide before you start your application for the Safety Examination.

The application for the Safety Examination involves two steps as follow:

Step 1 – Invigilator

  • Book your Safety Examination 45 days in advance with an approved Invigilator

  • Pay the Safety Invigilation Fee directly to the Invigilator (or his/her institution). Fees vary from institution to institution.

Step 2 – CTCMA

  • Complete the Online Application Form and wait for the confirmation details to show up on your screen

  • Print out the confirmation page

  • Complete your Credit Card Pre-Authorization Form or prepare a $75 Money Order for the Safety Course Fee

  • Mail the print out (confirmation page) and the payment to CTCMA to complete your application

*If you do not live within 200km of an approved invigilator, you may request a closer invigilator to be approved by using the Invigilator Review and Approval Application.

**You may request for Special Accommodations by contacting both your invigilator and the College in advance.

Examination Resources

Safety Examination Guide

The Safety Examination Guide contains detailed information about the policies, procedures for the Examination, including examination format, scoring, passing grades, and application process.

Safety Examination for Acupuncturists (R.Ac.) and TCM Herbalists (R.TCM.H.)

The Safety Examinations for Acupuncturist and TCM Herbalists are based on the:

Safety Examination for Acupuncturists (R.Ac.) and TCM Herbalists (R.TCM.H.) Accommodation

Candidates with a disability who requires examination accommodations must submit a request for consideration (in writing, signed, dated, and enclosed with supporting documentation) to the College at least twenty (20) business days prior to their anticipated examination write date.

Safety Examination for Doctor of TCM (Dr. TCM)

The Safety Examination for Doctor of TCM is based on the: