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Acupuncturists diagnose, treat and prevent diseases, disorders and dysfunctions using methods based on the holistic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and by stimulating acupuncture points and meridians.


College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta
5213 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  
Canada  T6E 5L5
Phone number: 780-466-7787


Under Alberta's Health Disciplines Act and Acupuncture Regulation, you must be registered by the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta to call yourself an Acupuncturist. Registered members provide services listed in the Regulation.

What You Need

Registration as an Acupuncturist requires: (1) successful completion of an approved program of studies or equivalent qualifications, (2) successful completion of an approved examination, and (3) at least 500 hours of practice within the two years prior to application, or equivalent qualifications. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the Alberta Health website or contact the Registrar for Acupuncturists.

Working in Alberta

Acupuncturists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered acupuncturists in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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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