The Pan-Canadian Examinations
Purpose of the Examination
The purpose of the Pan-Canadian examinations is to determine if candidates have acquired the minimum entry-level competency for practice as a TCM Practitioner, TCM Acupuncturist and/or TCM Herbalist to be considered for registration by the provincial regulatory body. The public is thus protected when receiving treatment from registered professionals. The examination(s) must be written by all candidates, including graduates from Canada and those completing their education outside of Canada. The examination is designed to assess knowledge, skills and abilities required for practice. A passing result on the examination indicates that the candidate has demonstrated the minimal standard of competence. A fail result indicates that the candidate has not yet demonstrated the minimal standard of competence. Each Pan-Canadian examination consists of two parts: a written and a clinical case-study component. Candidates are required to pass the written examination before advancing to take the clinical case-study examination.
Length of written examinations
The Pan-Canadian Written Examination for TCM Practitioners – It will consist of approximately 200-210 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will have 4 hours to complete this examination.
Length of clinical case-study examinations
The Pan-Canadian Written Examination for TCM Acupuncturists. – It will consist of approximately 150-160 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will have 3 hours to complete this examination. The multiple choice questions will either be case-based or independent.