The Alberta Acupuncture Registration Examinations (AARE) test the occupational competencies of entry-level acupuncturists to ensure safe, competent, and ethical practice. Successful completion of the AARE is one of the requirements for registration with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (College). The AARE includes the following components:
Applicants educated in Alberta can apply for examinations if:
Applicants educated in a Canadian jurisdiction outside of Alberta must upload a copy of their diploma and transcripts to their online application form. Additional documentation, such as a program syllabus, may be requested.
International applicants must upload an education credential assessment from a designated organization and copy of their diploma to their online application form. The education credential assessment must indicate a minimum 3 years of training in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine or Medicine with a focus in Chinese Medicine. Additional documentation may be requested.
|Deadline for Special Accommodation Requests
|Examination Fees Due
|Pan-Canadian Exam Dates
|October 23 & 24, 2024
|April 24 & 25, 2024
|April 13 & 14, 2024 at HSERC, U of A
|Appeal/Rescore Request Deadline
The fee for the Pan-Canadian exam is $915.00.
Fees for the Safety, Modalities, and Acupuncture points exams can be found in the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta Fee Schedule (under Operations Policies).
The Safety, Modalities, and Acupuncture Points exams take place in person in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Pan-Canadian exam takes place in person and can be taken at the following locations across Canada:
Edmonton Fort McMurray
Red Deer Lloydminster
Prince George Victoria
|Fredericton St. John
Kingston St. Catharine’s
London Thunder Bay
|Prince Edward Island
Answers to questions regarding exams can be found on our AARE Exams FAQs Page.