Under the Health Professions Act, to practice as an acupuncturist and use a protected title (i.e., acupuncturist, doctor of acupuncture, Dr. Ac., R. Ac., Ac.), you must be registered and have a valid practice permit.
For registrants on the General and Non-practicing Registers:
Registration Renewal runs annually from February 1 to March 31.
Due to the high volume of inquiries the College receives during renewal, the College highly recommends that members renew early in the event they need support. If you have questions or technical issues, you risk not getting the support you need to complete your renewal on time.
In order to complete the renewal form, you will need to:
a. At least fifteen (15) continuing competence program credits for the previous registration cycle
b. At least one learning goal with a learning summary and reflection for the upcoming registration cycle
5. Submit a valid standard first-aid and CPR-C certificate.
6. Pay a $1200 practice permit fee.
You must complete and submit all of the above to successfully renew.
Applications that do not require the College’s review are approved immediately upon payment in full.
The annual registration fee is $1200. A late fee of $400 will be applied if your registration renewal is completed after March 31.
The annual registration fee can be paid by:
Your tax receipt is available in the Member Portal immediately upon payment in full.
Once you have completed your renewal and paid your renewal fee, you will see a link to your practice permit on the home page of your Member Portal.
If a member does not complete renewal by March 31:
If a member does not complete renewal by the date set out in the notice of intention to cancel registration:
*According to the fees set out in College of Acupuncturists of Alberta Fee Schedule (under Operations Policies).
If you are cancelling your registration, we ask that you let us know by contacting us at [email protected].
Information, including FAQs, regarding the Continuing Competence Program can be found on the Continuing Competence Program Page.
Information, including FAQs, regarding Insurance can be found on the Insurance Page.
Information, including FAQs, regarding First-aid/CPR can be found on the First-aid/CPR page.
Information, including FAQs, regarding Practice Hours can be found on the Practice Hours Page.