The requirements for registration are stipulated in Ontario Regulation 27/13, Registration, made under Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006. According to Section 9, subsection (1) of O.Reg. 27/13:
- The applicant must have successfully completed a postsecondary program in traditional Chinese medicine that, i. in the case of a full traditional Chinese medicine program, consists of at least four years of full-time education, or education that is of equivalent duration, and ii. in the case of a traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture program, consists of at least three years of full‐time education, or education that is of equivalent duration.
- The applicant must have successfully completed a program of clinical experience in the profession that is structured, comprehensive, supervised and evaluated and which consists of at least 45 weeks of clinical experience involving at least 500 hours of direct patient contact.
- The applicant must have successfully completed the Safety Program that was set or approved by the Council or by a body that is approved by the Council for that purpose.
- The applicant must have successfully completed the jurisprudence course set or approved by the Registration Committee.
- The applicant must have successfully passed an assessment conducted by a panel of the Registration Committee, or by another body that is approved by the Council for that purpose, that demonstrates that the applicant has the necessary competency to safely practise the profession as the holder of a General certificate of registration. O. Reg. 27/13, s. 9 (1).
Note: On the later of the day section 5 of the Act comes into force and December 31, 2013, subsection (1) is amended by adding the following paragraph: (See: O. Reg. 27/13, ss. 23 (3), 25 (2))
- The applicant must have successfully completed the registration examinations that are set or approved by the Council.