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Acupuncturists follow the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to diagnose and treat illness, physiological disorders, and injuries. They use pre-sterilized, thin needles or other safe methods to stimulate various points on the body.


College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA)
Suite 201
9612 51 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5A6

Call: 780-466-7787


Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf], Acupuncturists Profession Regulation [pdf], and Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation [pdf], you must be a registered member of the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA) to practice acupuncture in Alberta and use the title of Doctor of Acupuncture. Registered members provide services listed in the regulations.

What You Need

To register as a doctor of acupuncture in Alberta, you need:

For details about registration requirements, contact the CAA or visit the CAA website.

Working in Alberta

Acupuncturists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the CAA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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