Frequently Asked Questions

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you might have some questions. We are confident that we have the answers to your inquiries.

Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about our courses. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.

 

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What are the prerequistes for acceptence into the acupuncture program?

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Our acupuncture program is designed specifically for Regulated Health Professionals.

 

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Who is considered a Regulated Health Professional?

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A Regulated Health Professional is someone who is a member of one of the regulated professionals under the Regulated Health Professional Act (RHPA). For a full list of member professions, please visit the government website.

 

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I am not a regulated health care professional but have taken a number of therapy courses and have memberships in various associations.  I have a good knowledge of the body; can I take the acupuncture course?

Answer:

No, you would not be able to take the course.  Our acupuncture courses are designed specifically for health care professionals.  If you are not a member of the RHPA or CTCPMAO, then you would not be able to practice acupuncture or to bill for it.

 

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As an RMT, can I practice acupuncture with your course?

Answer:

Our Foundations in Acupuncture program allows you to practice acupuncture, as a modality, within your scope as a massage therapist.

 

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Can I write receipts for acupuncture with the Foundations in Acupuncture course?

Answer:

In Ontario:

Only those registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO) can write receipts for acupuncture and call themselves "Acupuncturists".  For more details please visit their website - www.ctcmpao.on.ca
You are able to write a receipt for your profession and use acupuncture as a modality within your practice.

Other provinces:

Please check with your College and or association for regulations and guidelines for practicing acupuncture, within your scope and as a separate modality.

 

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