Education of the Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist
- Becoming a R.Ac.
There are also several programs offered throughout Canada.
- Comprehensive training in areas such as science, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, lifestyle and Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities and diagnostics
- Development of advanced skills in Acupuncture through extensive clinical training.
Upon graduation students are eligible to take a national exam which leads to the credential Registered Acupuncturist.
Pre-requisite to entry to training
Two years of post secondary education in science
Pre-requisite to clinical practice
Health care practitioner level CPR and First Aid
Acupuncture Safety and clean needle technique program
Requisite to continue practice
R.Ac’s are required to maintain 30 hrs. of continuing education every three years, in order to retain a licence to practice
- Post Graduate Studies
- Available to R.Ac’s through other educational institutions are programs which allow for further studies in many areas.
- Programs leading to the advanced degrees of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine are also available to R.Ac’s.
The College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador expresses sincere gratitude to the Examining board of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta for the administration of our College Acupuncture examinations and the training of our future examiners