The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is the governing body established by the govenment of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006. The curricula of our diploma of Acupuncture and TCM Practitioner programs are designed to prepare students for both the theoretical and practical requirements for successful completion of the Pan-Canadian Written and Clinical Case-Study Examinations for TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists. Registration with the CTCMPAO requires the successful completion of these exams as well as additional requirements. Through the labour mobility act, Registered Acupuncturists and TCM Practitioners in Ontario may be permitted to register in other provinces that have similar legislation. For more information and additional requirements, visit ctcmpao.on.ca.
To practice in the United States, most states require registration with the National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). All of our graduates who have taken the exams have been successfully certified by NCCAOM. Please refer to nccaom.org for more information.
Acupuncture courses offered by OCTCM are approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as meeting the minimum educational requirement in acupuncture for Massage Therapists. CEU (Continuing Education Units) will be earned upon completion of coursework. Click here to see CMTO Approved Acupuncture Educational Programs- OCTCM listed as No. 3.