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:
Prior to applying for exams, applicants educated in a Canadian jurisdiction outside of Alberta must first send a copy of their diploma and transcripts to registr[email protected] for education credential assessment.
Prior to applying for exams, International applicants must first complete an education credential assessment and send a copy of the completed assessment along with a copy of their diploma and transcripts to [email protected].
|FALL EXAMINATION||SPRING EXAMINATION|
|Application Opens||June 1st||December 1st|
|Application Closes||July 30th||January 15th|
|Deadline for Special Accommodation Requests||July 30th||January 15th|
|Refund Deadline||August 30th||February 15th|
|Examination Fees Due||August 30th||February 15th|
|Pan-Canadian Exam Dates||October 25 & 26, 2023 (backup 27th)||April 24 & 25, 2024 (backup 26th)|
|CAA Exams||October 21 & 22, 2023||TBD|
|Appeal/Rescore Request Deadline||TBD||TBD|
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
|British Columbia||Burnaby Richmond|
Prince George Victoria
|New Brunswick||Fredericton St. John|
|Nova Scotia||Halifax Sydney|
Kingston St. Catharine’s
London Thunder Bay
|Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown|
What to Expect on Exam Day:
Policies and Standards:
Answers to questions regarding exams can be found on our AARE Exams FAQs Page.