Acupuncture is becoming regulated.
Many practitioners are still unaware of what exactly needs to be done in order to go through the Acupuncture Grandparenting procedure. The purpose of this article is to help Acupuncture Practitioners and to answer the questions that have been referred to us.
When does the Acupuncture Regulation come into effect?
The Acupuncture Regulation is expected to go into effect as of April 1, 2013.
How long do I have to apply for the Grandparenting procedure?
You will have one year to apply and go through the Grandparenting procedure.
(April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014)
Are there any tests to pass before receiving the Grandparent license?
Yes, there are two tests that must be completed.
1) Jurisprudence (Law) Test
2) Safety Test
The cost of each test is $113 including tax; both tests are also Open Book.
What is the passing mark for these two tests?
Jurisprudence Test 70% or more
Safety Test 60% or more
If I receive the Grandparented certificate, is this a permanent license?
Once you have received your Grandparenting license you will be able to continue practicing with your new registration license from
Transitional Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
Sometime within the next 5 years from the day you received your Grandparenting license, The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario will come and review all of your documents to ensure you meet the Colleges’ Standard of Practice.
However, if the College feels that you do not meet their requirements your license will be cancelled.
How can I change the Grandparented license to a Full Membership?
You have two options, you can wait until the College comes to review your documents which will make you eligible in order to apply for a Full Membership
You can apply for a Full Membership yourself by submitting the documents required directly to the College.
How many years do I need to have practiced to be eligible to apply?
A minimum of 5 years of practice in Ontario is required.
How many patient visits do I need to eligible to apply?
You require to have 2000 Patient visits in the past 5 years.
I hope the information above addresses all of your questions and concerns.
However, if you need any help in your Grandparenting procedure or have any further questions or concerns feel free to get in touch with us. We can also review your file to ensure you are not missing any documents.
Book your seat for Acupuncture Grandparenting Free Seminar
In this seminar, you will learn all the new rules about
Acupuncture Grandparenting and also the new regulations in regards to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (and acupuncture) Act in Ontario.
To download the Jurisprudence Course Handout Book
To download the Safety Program Handout Book