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Diploma Programs

Three-year Diploma Program for Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
✓ TCICTCM program exceeds the provincial requirement for R.Ac. Board Exam of 1900 hours

Four-year Diploma Program for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)
✓ TCICTCM program exceeds the provincial requirement for R.TCM.P. Board Exam of 2600 hours

Five-year Diploma Program for Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM.)
✓ TCICTCM program exceeds the provincial requirement for Dr.TCM. Board Exam of 3250 hours

Three-year Diploma Program for TCM Herbalist (R.TCM.H.)
✓ TCICTCM program exceeds the provincial requirement for R.TCM.H. Board Exam of 1900 hours

Check Program Information Sheet for more details.


Certificate Program

Chinese Tui Na Massage Certificate program
Certificate programs offered in our school are designed for students who wish to acquire skills and get into the healthcare profession within a relatively short period of time.
The credits earned in the Tui Na certificate program can be transferred into the diploma programs if, for example, the student continues to study Dr. TCM, TCM Practitioner, Acupuncturist or Herbalist programs. The certificate program, therefore, has served as a stepping stone for many students aiming at our diploma programs.

Tui Na 120 – 202402 – 202407 – Mon, Thu – 20230510


Embark on Your Journey to Become a TCM Professional

Welcome to TCICTCM, where your dream of becoming an Acupuncturist or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner is nurtured and realized. Join the ranks of our successful alumni who have contributed to the fast-growing healthcare profession in Canada.

Why Choose TCICTCM?

Industry Recognition: Acupuncture is one of the fastest-growing healthcare professions in Canada. Our education programs are recognized by the The College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (CCHPBC), the professional TCM regulatory authority in the province. Additionally, our programs are also recognized by other provinces of Canada.

Career Opportunities: Fulfill your dream as an Acupuncturist or TCM Practitioner in just two to five years. Our students boast a remarkable pass rate of over 90% on the Acupuncture license exam, opening doors to a fulfilling and in-demand career.

Legacy of Excellence: With nearly 40 years of excellence in TCM education in British Columbia, TCICTCM has played a pivotal role in shaping the TCM landscape. More than half of the Registered Acupuncturists and Registered TCM Practitioners in BC are proud graduates of our college.

Practical Training: Gain invaluable practical experience in our College teaching clinic, which sees over 3,000 clinic visits annually. Additionally, seize the opportunity for clinical experiences overseas through internships at the prestigious Tzu Chi Hospitals in Taiwan.

Financial Support: We understand the importance of financial aid. Eligible students can benefit from support through the StudentAid BC program, as our college is a designated institution meeting the criteria to administer this program.

Accreditations and Designations:

The College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (CCHPBC) Recognition: Our education programs are recognized by the The College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (CCHPBC), ensuring the highest standards in TCM education.

EQA Designation: TCICTCM is an Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designated institution, providing quality post-secondary education and welcoming international students on study permits.

PTIB Designation: As a Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) designated institution in BC, we adhere to the highest standards in private post-secondary education.

StudentAid BC Designation: Our school is designated by StudentAid BC, making us eligible for student aid programs to support your educational journey.

International Student-Friendly: TCICTCM is a Designated Learning Institution recognized by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), allowing us to welcome international students.

EduCanada Eligibility: We are an EduCanada-eligible and -authorized institution, committed to providing high-quality education programs and adhering to recognized codes of practice for international students.

At TCICTCM, we are not just shaping careers; we are building a legacy of excellence in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Join us in your journey towards a rewarding and impactful career in the healthcare industry. Apply now and let TCICTCM be the launchpad for your success!

Free Information Sessions

See our Free Information Session schedule at the right (desktop site) or at the bottom (mobile site) of the page. Alternatively, you may contact us to schedule a session for yourself. We are always happy to help.

Admissions Guide and Online Application Form

Check the Admissions Policy and Application Guide at our Policies page.

Use the Online Application Form for Admission to apply!

Transfer Credits

Have you taken courses which covers one of our courses? Please refer to the Transfer Credits page for more information.

General Inquiry

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