Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Exam Prep Program

The purpose of the program is to help current students or graduates of Acupuncture, Herbology, or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine programs prepare for the Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination*. The approach of this program is to review didactic components of Traditional Chinese Medicine and to develop the competencies required for the exam through material review, question & answer sessions, advanced questions and critical thinking, and discussions.

* Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Exam is developed by College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) to assess the graduates of TCM programs for the necessary competencies that meet the requirements of the Registration Regulation and the Entry-Level Occupational Competencies for the Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada.


8 Weeks



32 Hours


Program Intakes


*Program start dates are subject to change depending on enrolment.

Please contact us for more information


*The following table outlines the program requirements and schedules

Course NameNumberCourse NameHours
WK1TCM Review I
- Orientation
- Foundation Review: 8 Principles, 6 Energies, Pulse, and Tongue Diagnosis                         
- Review Lung and Large Intestine Syndromes
WK2TCM Review II
- Review Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Small Intestine, Liver and Gall Bladder
- Review Kidney, Bladder, Complex Syndromes, Four Levels Heat, and Six Stags Cold Syndromes
WK4Question and Answer Session I4
WK5Question and Answer Session II4
WK6Review Mock Exam Questions4
WK7Advanced Questions and Critical Thinking I4
WK8Advanced Questions and Critical Thinking II & Discussions4
Sub Total

Important Notice

All applicants are required to complete not less than two (2) years of liberal arts or sciences study (comprised of at least 60 credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptable to the registration committee. For more information, please visit

A student who went to school abroad needs to bring a translated transcript of his or her prior school to BCIT to obtain an International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) report. It is to compare education earned outside of Canada to the general education ladder in Canada and is required for graduates to take a licensing exam at CTCMA. For more information, please visit

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(604) 523-2388
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#200 - 60 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3P1