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Application Fees and Timelines

Registration Process Cost Fee (does not include HST) Location* Processing Time**

Applicants

Application - Student $ 150 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
Application - General $ 274 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
    
Criminal background check Varies Canada Varies
Payment to academic institute (to request documents) Varies Home Country or Canada Varies
Certified translations (if needed)  Varies Home Country or Canada Varies

Examination Fees

TCM Practitioner   
Application $ 300 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
 Written Examination $ 550 Canada 5 weeks
 Clinical Examination $ 550 Canada 7 weeks
    
Acupuncturist   
 Application $ 300 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
 Written Examination $ 450 Canada 5 weeks
 Clinical Examination $ 350 Canada 7 weeks
    
 Re-score request   
 Written Examination $ 50 Home Country or Canada 3 weeks
 Clinical Examination $ 350 Home Country or Canada 4 weeks

Registration Fees

 General Class $ 774.54 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
 Student Class $ 166.67 Home Country or Canada 1-2 weeks
* Location:
  • Where the process can be completed
** Processing Time:
  • Many factors influence the length of time it will take to process your application. In order to prevent delays, you should make sure you have sent in all required information and documentation. During certain peak periods (i.e. examination, renewal) longer processing times may apply.
  • If there is doubt about whether you meet all of the registration requirements, your application will be referred to the Registration Committee for review. In cases where applications are referred to the Committee, longer timelines will apply. The Registration Committee usually meets every 4-6 weeks.
  • All phone calls and email enquiries will be responded to within 2 business days.