The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario currently grants Certificates of Registration in the General and Inactive Classes of registration. Until April 1, 2018, the College also has a Grandparented Class of Registration; however, the College is no longer accepting applications for this Class. Only members of this College are allow to:

  • use the protected title(s) of “Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner” and/or “Acupuncturist”, and the designation(s) of “R. TCMP” and/or “R. Ac”; and
  • Performing the following authorized controlled acts:
    1. Performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis and below the surface of a mucous membrane for the purpose of performing acupuncture.
    2. Communicating a TCM diagnosis identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person’s symptoms using TCM techniques.

To remain in good standing with the College, members must be aware of their responsibilities as registrants of this College:

Mandatory Reporting
The College by-laws set out information that members are required to provide to the College, such as any findings of guilt in respect of a provincial, federal, or other offence.

Quality Assurance Program
Members must participate in the Quality Assurance (QA) Program each year. Participation in the QA Program includes completion of the self-assessment form and professional development activities.

Professional Misconduct
Members are expected to be aware of what is considered to be professional misconduct under the Professional Misconduct Regulation of the College.

To help meet the requirements of the College, members are encouraged to remain familiarized with the College’s Jurisprudence Handbook, Safety Handbook, and Practitioners Handbook.