Confirmed Acupuncture Education Program

***This program does not require approval under the private career College act 2005

Program Description

Confirmed Acupuncture Education Programs is designed to be in compliance with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario Standard of Practice for Acupuncture and CMTO’s Acupuncture Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators (APC/PIs). This program is on the list of self-confirmed programs on the CMTO website:


This combined lab/lecture course introduces the basic concepts of the meridian system, the definitions, classification, terminology, physical location, anatomical description, function and indications of the 12 regular meridian points, with emphasis on the most frequently used points. Acupuncture techniques such as structure and gauge of the filiform needle; preparation procedures for needling; the method of needle insertion, direction, angle, and depth of needle; needle manipulations; basic skills for promoting the Qi arrival; position and drape client; insertion and withdrawal of needles; Gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, managing and prevention of possible accidents in acupuncture, safety standard and risk management Etc.


Upon arrival, students have successfully completed our Confirmed Acupuncture Education Program and can apply acupuncture within the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy. Students can apply to the College to be authorized. Registrants who are authorized to perform acupuncture by CMTO will be listed in the College’s public register.


Program Length : 

340 hours


Admission requirements

Applicants must be health professional such as an RMT, Physiotherapist, Chiropractors, Osteopath, or TMC Practitioner Etc.

The CMTO authorized acupunctures can perform acupuncture within the scope of practice by CMTO.

This increases the range of RMT practice. There is an excellent opportunity for RMT Career.

  • Community and Teaching Hospitals
  • Private Acupuncture Clinic.
  • Massage Clinic.
  • Physiotherapists clinics
  • Natural treatment Clinic
  • Nursing homes
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic
  • Self-employed as an Acupuncturist.
  • Tuina and Qigong Clinic.
  • Fitness and wellness center.
  • Chiropractic center
  • Spa Centers

Program Consultation:

  • For further information, contact us  iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the Program Coordinator at (416) 821-4876 or (647) 996-5876.