Internationally Educated Registration Process

The registration process for an internationally educated applicant typically has 3 steps:

  1. Exam Application and Qualification Assessment
  2. Passing of the Alberta Acupuncture Registration Examinations (AARE)
  3. Completion of the Registration Application

All internationally educated applicants must first apply for the AARE. The AARE is offered twice a year in April/October. The application opens around December/June.

Illustration of the registration process can be found here.

Internationally Educated Qualification Assessment

If you attended an Acupuncture Program outside of Canada, graduates must complete an education credential assessment as a part of their application to become a regulated member of the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta.  

The assessment report ensures the education credentials are authentic and verifiable, and allows for the College to compare your credentials to the Alberta equivalent.

Acceptable education credential assessment services:

  1. International Qualifications Assessment Service