Continuing Professional Education

About the AACMA CPE Policy

Accruing CPE Credit Points

Providers of CPE activities

Applying for CPE Credit Points

About the AACMA CPE Policy

AACMA members are expected to complete a minimum of 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit Points each calendar year.

This includes at least twelve (12) CPE credit points to be obtained in Acupuncture and/or TCM continuing professional education. Up to eight (8) CPE credit points may be obtained in other (non-TCM) health related areas.

Of the twenty (20) CPE credit points a maximum of eight (8) CPE credit points may be obtained from journals. 

Acupuncture/TCM CPE Credit Points may include seminars or other educational activities in AACMA accredited modalities: acupuncture-moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, TCM remedial massage or other TCM/oriental medicine disciplines.

Other CPE Credit Points may be obtained from seminars or other educational activities in one or more health-care related fields, including First Aid and CPR upgrading, other natural or traditional therapy or discipline, nutritional therapy, the bio-sciences, education relevant to the registered health professions, English language skills development for health professionals including medical terminology (for members whose first language is a language other than English), or Chinese language skills development for health professionals including medical terminology (for members whose first language is a language other than Chinese).

Accruing CPE points

Members are expected to exercise their professional discretion when determining whether to claim CPE points for an activity. It is not necessary to obtain prior approval by AACMA for an activity to be claimable under the CPE policy.

Members seeking further information on the AACMA CPE policy should go to the Members Area of the website.

Providers of CPE activities

Providers of CPE activities who wish to promote CPE points for the events to members must obtain prior approval from AACMA and provide a discount to members.

Applying for CPE Credit Points

Providers of CPE activities seeking CPE Credit Point allocation should use the Online Application Form or, if preferred, may download the Application Form in Word and submit the applicaiton to the AACMA Office and Events Administrator.