Applicants are required to submit a passport-size and quality photograph taken within 12 months of submitting their application. The photograph is requested for wallet-sized ID purposes. When a member of CTCMPAO resigns from the CTCMPAO, his/her photo will be destroyed unless the photo is required for regulatory purposes.
CTCMPAO's Photo Destruction Policy
Only members of CTCMPAO shall use the title(s) “Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner” and/or “Acupuncturist”.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners can use the designation of R. TCMPs and are authorized to practise traditional Chinese medicine, providing to patients a combination of therapies including TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture within the scope of TCM practice; they are also entitled to use the title of Acupuncturist and the designation of R. Ac.
- Acupuncturists can use the designation of R. Ac and are authorized to practise traditional Chinese medicine using acupuncture, including tuina, cupping and moxibustion, etc., excluding TCM herbal medicine.
An applicant will apply for the title and designation which they hold in another Canadian province.
Date of Birth
Applicants must provide their date of birth. This information is necessary to verify identities for registration purposes with CTCMPAO.
Proof of Name Change
An applicant’s name used in practice and the name on CTCMPAO’s public register must be the same. If your current name is different from the name on your birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, record of landing or permanent residency card, you must provide evidence of name change. This may include a notarized copy of one of the following:
- Marriage Certificate or Record of Marriage
- Name Change Certificate
- Divorce Decree
- Validation of identity signed by a lawyer
Criminal Record Check
Applicants are required to submit a criminal background check report using the database of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) operated by the RCMP with their application form.
For registration purposes, CTCMPAO only requires a name-based criminal background check report. The search must have been conducted no more than six (6) months before the date of application, including records of discharges which have not been removed from the CPIC system in accordance with the Criminal Records Act and records of outstanding criminal charges of which the police are aware.
CTCMPAO’s Criminal Background Check Policy