CMTO Confirmed Acupuncture Education Programs

Educational Institution Acupuncture Program Name Abbreviation of Institution and Program
Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma of Acupuncture CCTCM – Diploma of Acupuncture
Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine Acupuncture & Moxibustion Diploma Program Eight Branches – Acupuncture and Moxibustion Diploma
Elegance College of Healthcare Services & Cosmetology Acupuncture for RMT’s Elegance – Acupuncture for RMTs
Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ITCM) ITCM Acupuncture Educational Training Program ITCM – Acupuncture Educational Training
International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Contemporary Acupuncture for the Healthcare Professional IATCM – Contemporary Acupuncture
McMaster University The McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program McMaster – Medical Acupuncture
McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program McMaster – Contemporary Acupuncture
Meridian Health Education Meridian Health Education Acupuncture & Dry Needling Program Meridian – Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy Modern Medical Acupuncture for Health Care Providers RCC – Modern Medical Acupuncture
Shiatsu School of Canada Inc. SSC Acupuncture Institute Acupuncture Therapy Diploma Program SCC – Acupuncture Therapy Diploma
Institute of Traditional Medicine Diploma of Acupuncture (3 Years) ITM – Diploma of Acupuncture
Institute of Traditional Medicine Diploma of Traditional Eastern Medicine (4 Years) ITM – Diploma of Traditional Eastern Medicine
Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Markham) Acupuncture Certificate Course (300 Hours) OCTCM – Markham – Acupuncture Certificate
Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Toronto) Acupuncture Certificate Course (300 Hours) OCTCM – Toronto – Acupuncture Certificate
College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics (C.A.T.S.) Foundations in Acupuncture CATS – Foundations in Acupuncture
International College of Natural Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma in TCM Acupuncture ICNH-TCM – Diploma in TCM Acupuncture
Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada Confirmed Acupuncture Educational Program PSCC – Confirmed Acupuncture Educational Program
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Functional Integrated Acupuncture Certificate Program CMCC – Functional Integrated Acupuncture Certificate Program
Acupuncture Canada Core Program Acupuncture Canada – Core Program
Toronto School of Traditional
Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Diploma Program
(2260 Hours)
TSTCM – Acupuncture Diploma
Program
Toronto School of Traditional
Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Certificate
Program (450 Hours)
TSTCM – Acupuncture Certificate
Program
Canadian College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Certificate CCTCM – Acupuncture Certificate
Eight Branches Academy of
Eastern Medicine
Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Certificate Program (495 Hours)
Eight Branches – Acupuncture &
Moxibustion Certificate Program

 

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) supports the use of acupuncture as a modality if registrants are authorized by the College to perform acupuncture, and this modality is performed within the Massage Therapy Scope of Practice and in accordance with CMTO’s Acupuncture Standard of Practice. The practice of acupuncture as a Massage Therapy modality requires specialized training of a significant nature. The programs listed above have confirmed, in writing, to CMTO that their teachings, evaluation process and instructor qualifications meet the College’s requirements. CMTO calls the programs that confirm that they have met these thresholds “Confirmed Acupuncture Education Programs.”

In order to become a “Confirmed Acupuncture Education Program,” CMTO requires programs to submit a true and accurate formal declaration that:

  1. The program teaches all of the Acupuncture Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators (APC/PIs) as articulated and published by CMTO;[1]
  2. All of the program’s acupuncture instructors are authorized (regulated appropriately in Ontario, in good standing,[2] and not currently under investigation);
  3. Their acupuncture program includes comprehensive practical and theoretical evaluation/examination of students for both the theoretical and practical components of the curriculum [and students must pass the evaluation(s) and/or examination(s) in order to graduate from the program].

Registrants will be able to select one of the programs listed above when applying (on-line) to be authorized to perform acupuncture.

This list may be modified from time to time. CMTO is entitled to refuse to include a program on the list (or remove it from the list) of Confirmed Acupuncture Education Programs if CMTO is aware that, despite confirmation by the program, the program does not meet one or more of the minimum requirements for inclusion.

 

 

Approved by Council: December 5, 2016

 


[1] Programs are able to confirm their compliance with teaching the API/PIs retroactively to February 2013 (when the APCs/PIs were approved by Council).
[2] To be in good standing with their health regulatory college, the instructor must not be in default of payment of any prescribed fees; their Certificate of Registration must not be subject to a term, condition or limitation other than one prescribed by regulation; they must not be the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceedings; and their registration must not be revoked pursuant to any order that was issued by the Discipline Committee.