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To become registered as a Registered TCM Acupuncturist in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), you are required to pass the Pan-Canadian Written and Clinical Case-Study Examinations (PCE) with respect to the title of Registered Acupuncturist. Applicants who wish to register in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)  also required to complete the NL Clinical Competency Examination, as well as meet registration requirements as outlined by the NLCHP. Please refer to the below steps for further information on completing the process.

*Please Note- NL has not been granted regulation for the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine and thus only register as a TCM Acupuncturist. 

1. You must complete the Pan-Canadian Entry-Level- Application Form . The CTCMPANL Examination Board will review the information you provide and determine whether you have completed an educational program that qualifies you to write the Pan-Canadian Examinations. For additional information on the process, please refer to the CTCMPANL Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examinations- Application Guide. For additional information on the exams, please visit CARB-TCMPA.

2. In addition to passing the Pan-Canadian Examinations, you must also pass the NL Clinical Competency Examination to become registered in NL. You are required to complete the CTCMPANL Clinical Competency Exam Application Form to apply for this exam. Please refer to the CTCMPANL Clinical Competency Examination Handbook  for additional information on this exam.

 3. Once you have successfully passed all required examinations as noted above, you can then begin the application for registration for Registered Acupuncturist in the NLCHP Portal. You will be required to pay a $60.00 non-refundable application fee.

Completion of the Application for Registration in the NLCHP Portal requires you upload the following documentation:

  • Color Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Current CPR
  • Completion of Clean Needle Technique Course
  • Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check dated within three months of your application date (originals must be forwarded to NLCHP office after uploading)
  • Proof of successful completion of the CTCMPANL Pan-Canadian-Examination and the NL Clinical Competency Exam
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (PLI)– Acupuncturists must have a minimum of $1,000,000.
  • Evidence of NLCHP Policy – English Language Proficiency
  • Certificates of completion of the required online courses:

(1) Custodian-Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on

(2) Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on  and

(3) Jurisprudence Education for your Health Profession available at

You must also:

  • Request a Verification of Registration/Letter of Good Standing from all jurisdictions where you are currently or have even been registered/licensed to practice. Please provide the jurisdiction with NLCHP’s Request Form: Letter of Good Standing Form. These letters must be sent directly to NLCHP from the Regulatory Body. For more information please see the Policy – Letter of Good Standing.
  • Ensure that Official Transcripts/Proof of Education program completion must be sent directly from your educational institution to the NLCHP.

*For additional information on Acupuncture practice in NL, please visit the NLCHP website and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL). Please note once you become registered with the NLCHP, you are automatically registered with the College.

Please allow four to six weeks to process your application once all your required documentation has been submitted to the NLCHP. NLCHP will notify you by email that your application for registration has been reviewed and request you to login to the NLCHP Portal to pay your registration fees. You will receive an email once your application is approved and your name has been added to the List of Registered Health Professionals. You are then eligible to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. You are not able to commence employment, which includes orientation until your name has been added to the NLCHP List of Registered Health Professionals.

If any of the documents required are available in a language other than English, you must attach to the original an English copy translated by a certified translator.  All costs associated with translation are the responsibility of the applicant.


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