For more information on joining NSAA please download a PDF version of the application and submit it to the address given on the application.

Download a PDF version of the application here.

In Order to be eligible for membership an applicant must:

  • Be over 18 years of age and of good moral character.

  • Be a Canadian citizen, a Landed Immigrant or possess a valid and relevant Work Permit.

  • Be a qualified graduate from a recognized full-time program of at least 3 years (totaling 1900 minimum classroom and clinical hours in the study of Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine).

  • In addition to this, the graduate must pass one of the following exams: NCCAOM (USA); the Pan-Canadian Exam (both written and case study components) recognized by the Canadian Mutual Recognition Agreement Standards.

  • If the applicant has not completed a full-time program, the applicant must have completed a successful apprenticeship with documentation based on the NCCAOM standards or Canadian National Standards. In addition, the applicant must pass one of the exams stated in Section (c) of this By-Law