Regulation in Ontario

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice is a regulated medical profession and must conform to the regulatory organization to legally practice in Ontario


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a regulated profession in Ontario. Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners must be registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). The regulation of the profession is to ensure patients are protected and receive safe treatments. 

CTCMPAO is the governing body established by the government of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act 2006.  

Our program is designed to meet the CTCMPAO core competencies and students leave with the theoretical and practical skills to write the licence exam as well as to confidently start working in the acupuncture and TCM field. 

Registration with the CTCMPAO requires the successful completion of these exams as well as other additional requirements. Registered acupuncturists and TCM practitioners in Ontario may be permitted to register in other provinces that have similar legislation. For more information on any additional requirements, please visit 



We are an Approved Institution by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) for CEUs. The professional therapist is able to gain CEU's (continuing education units) or can use courses towar

ds their 'Professional Development' repertoire. In addition, completion of our Acupuncture Therapy Diploma Program will allow you to practice acupuncture as a massage therapist in Ontario.



To practice in the United States, most states require registration with the National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Please refer to for more information.