Regulatory colleges require an assessment of skills learned during acupuncture training. Our examinations assess both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to ensure you are ready to practice.
Theoretical knowledge is tested with a written examination. Hands-on skills are assessed with a practical examination.
Acupuncture Canada offers two sets of acupuncture examinations, depending on your regulator’s requirements for entry to practice.
ACC (Acupuncture Canada Certification) Level 1
The ACC Level 1 Written and Practical exams follow successful completion of 100 hours of training in the following two courses:
- Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture (AA1), and
- Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture (AA2).
ACC Level 1 certification fulfills the requirements of most physiotherapy and massage therapy regulators. Ask your college about your entry to practice requirement.
ACC (Acupuncture Canada Certification) Level 2
The ACC Level 2 Written and Practical exams follow successful completion of AA1 and AA2, plus:
- Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BTCM), and
- Advanced Applications in Acupuncture (AA3).
These four courses equal 200 hours of training. ACC Level 2 certification fulfills the requirements of chiropractic regulators and others. Ask your college about your entry to practice requirement.
A passing grade of 75% is required on all Acupuncture Canada examinations.
The ACC designation – either Level I or Level II – is awarded after successful completion of both the written and practical examinations.
Dry Needling courses have their own examinations.