International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver

Click Here (This is our 15 consecutive years of accreditation, since the establishment of the accreditation of PCTIA.)


A Rewarding Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine
               Over 29 years of excellence in TCM Education

Our College has Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation in British Columbia and is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to be eligible to host international students with study permits.

Our DLI number: O19394941076

Acupuncture and Dr. TCM. Diploma Programs
          *part time credit courses from January 8, 2016
*offers in English from September 2016

          *offered in Mandarin (evening and weekend courses)
            from January 4, 2016

Chinese TuiNa Massage Certificate Program (12 weeks)
  start on January 21, 2016

 Diploma programs:

* Five-year Program on Doctor of TCM (Dr.TCM.)
* Four-year Program on Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)
* Three-year Program on Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
* Three-year Program on Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (R.TCM.H.)



FREE consultation
Very Low Cost on Treatments

(Appointment Required)


Dr. Henry Lu Ph.D., Dr.TCM
Dr. Laina Ho Dr.TCM

(Appointment Required)

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Visit Us

* Schedule a visit, take a tour and learn more about our Programs and facilities.

Contact us

Free Information Sessions
**at 200-1215 West Broadway, Vancouver B.C.

on Thursdays, November 12,19, 2015
on Thursdays, December 10,17,2015

TCM Programs IN ENGLISH : 2:00pm
TCM Programs IN MANDARIN : 4:00pm
* OR schedule a personal information session


TCM in British Columbia

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been legalized in British Columbia in 2000. Students may choose to be enrolled in an applicable program of the College and write a licensing examination upon graduation to become a registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), TCM Herbalist (R.TCM.H.), TCM practitioner (R.TCM.P.), or Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM.).  For students planning to be licensed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) in BC, two (2) years of liberal arts and sciences (comprised of not less than 60 credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptable to the CTCMA registration committee will be required to write the registration examinations. Please see the CTCMA website at resources/Examinations/University Requirement.pdf for more information.

At present, Medical Service Plan of British Columbia (MSP) covers 10 Acupuncture treatments per year with other alternative care for qualified people. Each service will be reimbursed $23.00. On top of this, Insurance Cooperation of British Columbia (ICBC), Workers Compensation Broad (WCB) and other private extended medical care agencies such as Blue Cross cover acupuncture treatments.
This development is certainly beneficial to all patients who are looking forward to regaining their good health, and it is also encouraging to those who wish to seek a career in this health profession.