The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario maintains a register of members according to the requirements of its By-laws and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (Statutes of Ontario 1991, Chapter 18).  The current registry includes members in Grandparented and General  classes of registration holding the following titles (designations):

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners can use the designation R. TCMP and are authorized to practice traditional Chinese medicine providing  to patients a combination of therapies including TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture within the scope of traditional Chinese medicine practice; they are also entitled to use the title Acupuncturist and the designation R. Ac.
  • Acupuncturists can use the designation R. Ac and are authorized to practice traditional Chinese medicine using acupuncture, including tuina, cupping and moxibustion etc., excluding TCM herbal medicine.

Explanation of Member Type Codes

Member Type Codes  

  Class of Registration and Designations


  General - R. TCMP & R. Ac


  General - R. Ac

GEN-R. TCMP (Prov.)

  General - R. TCMP (Provisional) & R.Ac(Provisional) 

GEN-R. Ac (Prov.)

  General - R. Ac (Provisional) 


  Grandparented - R. TCMP & R. Ac, unless specified

GP-R. Ac

  Grandparented - R. Ac 

Should you have questions or have access problems, please contact:

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
55 Commerce Valley Drive West, Suite 705
Thornhill, ON L3T 7V9
Main Phone: 416.238.7359
Toll Free (in Ontario): 1.866.624.8483
Fax: 416.214.0879

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