Application Process

The law in Ontario requires that any person who does the following must be a registered member of CTCMPAO:

  • Performs the following authorized controlled acts:
    1. Performs a procedure on tissue below the dermis and below the surface of a mucous membrane for the purpose of performing acupuncture.
    2. Communicates a TCM diagnosis identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person's symptoms using TCM techniques.
  • Uses the protected title(s) of “Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner” and/or “Acupuncturist” and designation(s) of “R. TCMP” and/or “R. Ac”.
  • Holds him/herself out as a member of the CTCMPAO.

In order to practise as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and/or Acupuncturists, you must meet the registration requirements as set in the Ontario Regulation 27/13, Registration Regulation. One of the requirements include completing a full-time post-secondary program in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Information on the application process, application forms and other resources for each class may be found by clicking below.

If you believe you have met all the requirements to enter a certain class, please download and complete the application form in full, include all required documentation, and email it to the CTCMPAO at registration@ctcmpao.on.ca.  Please ensure you have reviewed the Required Documentation Policy before submitting your application.