Job requirements Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in British Columbia

Find out what you typically need to work as an osteopathic manual practitioner in British Columbia. These requirements are applicable to all Practitioners of natural healing (NOC 3232).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners usually require completion of a three- to four-year diploma program in traditional Chinese medicine from a private institute or completion of a program in traditional Chinese medicine from recognized medical schools abroad.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for acupuncturists in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Acupuncturists usually require completion of a three-year diploma program in acupuncture from a private institute or completion of some university undergraduate studies in science and training in a related health care discipline or work experience under the supervision of a registered acupuncturist.
  • Other occupations in this unit group usually require completion of training programs specific to their type of practice and some supervised practical training.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.

  • If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
  • If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada
British Columbia Acupuncturist Regulated (compulsory) College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
Traditional Chinese Medicine (doctor) Regulated (compulsory) College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
Traditional Chinese Medicine (herbalist) Regulated (compulsory) College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
Traditional Chinese Medicine (practitioner) Regulated (compulsory) College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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