How are acupuncturists licensed in BC Canada?

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In British Columbia, Canada, a person must be registered with the College in order to practice traditional Chinese medicine and use the following reserved titles:

  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture, and prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine. This registrant has met training/examination requirements at a higher level than registrants with the other titles.
  • Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture, and prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine.
  • Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture.
  • Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (R.TCM.H.) A registrant authorized to prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine.
  • Student Registrant A registrant authorized to provide services while under the general supervision of a full registrant.

For more information, please visit www.ctcma.bc.ca

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