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Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) for Grandparented Members


As you are aware, all Grandparented Class certificates will expire on April 1, 2018.

In order to transfer to the General Class, all Grandparented Class Members must:

  1. Successfully complete the Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) Process no later than July 1, 2017 before applying to College for transfer to the General Class.
  2. Submit their transfer applications to the College as soon as they have successfully completed PLAR. The College will not accept any application after November 1, 2017.

Please find the following information about the PLAR process:

  1. Guide to Transfer from Grandparented Class to General Class
  2. Guide to Complete PLAR
  3. PLAR Completion and Transfer Application Timeline
  4. PLAR Application** Members must submit their PLAR application directly to Professional Testing at , a third party, responsible for the administration and evaluation process on behalf of CTCMPAO.
  5. How to Register for PLAR
  6. Suggested References for Practitioners
  7. Entry-Level Occupational Competencies for the Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada (October 2009)
  8. Frequently Asked Questions

Timeline to complete the PLAR process and apply to the College to Transfer to General Class

What needs to occur? When does this need to occur? Comments
Complete the PLAR process No later than July 1, 2017 PLAR Application is available at Demonstrate competencies through Case Study Assessment route or Academic Document Review route. Professional Testing will issue the results within 8-10 weeks.
Apply to Transfer to General Class No later than November 1, 2017 Transfer Application can be found here.
Completing PLAR is but one step to transferring to the General Class. Members submit their application and applicable fees to the College and await a decision from the College. Complete applications will be processed within 3 to 4 weeks.
Successful Transfer to General Class No later than March 31, 2018 If Members have not transferred to the General Class by this date, his/her Grandparented Class Certificate will expire on April 1, 2018. The person must return the Display and Wallet Certificates to the College. He/she will no longer be a member of the College.

Contact us

Send all inquiries regarding the PLAR process, and the transfer from the Grandparented class of registration to the General class of registration to:

Telephone: 416.238.7359
Toll-free: 1.866.624.8483
Mail: 55 Commerce Valley Drive West, Suite 705
Thornhill, ON L3T 7V9


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