Submit all applications by email to [email protected].
A new Alberta Graduate:
You can apply to be a Provisional Registrant if:
Applicants that wish to apply for a Provisional Registration:
Provisional Registrant FAQs:
A Provisional Registration is valid for one year. This means you have one year to complete your exams (unless extended by the Registrar) and become a member of the General Register.
A Provisional Registrant is able to practice acupuncture, but must do so with a supervisor.
You are responsible for finding a supervisor and must have a supervisor at all times while you are a Provisional Registrant.
You can apply to be a Non-practicing Registrant if:
Applicants that wish to take a break from their practice for under 2 years:
Non-practicing Registrant FAQS:
When should I submit a non-practicing application?
There may be times in your career that you choose to take a break from your practice. This could include a parental leave, travel, or illness. The CAA provides the opportunity to apply become a non-practicing member for a period of no more than two years.
Applying to be on the non-practicing register greatly reduces your yearly renewal fee.
Applicants that have been on the Non-practicing Register for a period of less than two years that wish to return to the General Register:
Applicants that have been non-practicing for a period of two (2) or more years or have had their practice permit cancelled:
Canadian applicants who are not registered in another jurisdiction and have not passed the Pan-Canadian Acupuncturist Examination:
Canadian applicants who are not registered in another jurisdiction and have passed the Pan-Canadian Acupuncturist Examination:
If you are a current registrant in BC, Newfoundland, Ontario, or Quebec, you can apply to be a registrant in Alberta under Alberta’s Labour Mobility Act (LMA).
Current British Columbia, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Quebec Registrants:
After being evaluated and approved by the College, the applicant:
2. Must obtain liability insurance.
3. Must pay a pro-rated registration fee based on the quarter they are registering in. The College’s registration cycle is April 1-March 31
of the following year.
LMA Application FAQs:
The documents the College requires to evaluate and approve an applicant are identified in the Labour Mobility Act as well as the Acupuncturists Profession Regulation. The application checklist below provides detailed information on what these requirements are. A brief summary is provided below:
It is strongly recommended that applicants submit a single application that includes all of the above documentation.
Once an application has been submitted, the College will review it for completeness.
Once the College receives a complete application for registration and applicable documents, the College will reach a decision within 30 days.
Once a decision is reached, the College will notify the applicant.
If an application is approved, the College requires that the applicant pay the pro-rated registration fee and provide proof of adequate insurance. At that point, a practice permit will be issued.
Internationally educated applicants:
Education Qualification Assessment FAQs:
The assessment report ensures the education credentials are authentic and verifiable, and allows for the College to compare your credentials to the Alberta equivalent.
There are two acceptable education credential assessment services:
There are two acceptable types of assessments:
The completed assessment can be submitted in the following ways:
Once you have your assessment complete, you can set up a Member Portal account and submit an examination application.
You can apply to be a Courtesy Registrant if:
Applicants that wish to apply for the Courtesy Register:
If the member’s registration is suspended or cancelled in the other jurisdiction, the courtesy registration is immediately cancelled within Alberta.