How to Apply

Membership Application

Membership Requirements:

  1. Members must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Passed MPAA Entrance Exam (or equivalent exam) AND completed minimum 3 years of a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture program (minimum 1900 hours plus 500 clinical hours), from an educational institution in Canada or other country, approved by MPAA.
    • Currently holds valid registration as a Registered Acupuncturist in a regulated province in Canada.
  2. All members must successfully complete the Safety Course provided by MPAA.
  3. Maintain current certification in C.P.R.
  4. Abide by MPAA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  5. Minimum of 15 continuing education hours per membership year. The MPAA membership year runs from November 1st to October 31st.
  6. Maintain patient confidentiality by following PHIA (Personal Health Information Act) requirements.
  7. Maintain and provide proof of current Professional Liability Insurance. The MPAA requires a minimum of 1,000,000 each claim and 5,000,000 aggregate of professional liability insurance.
  8. Submit Criminal Record Check
  9. Pay annual membership fee – Membership renewal is due November 1st of each year

Membership Fees:

  • Application Fee - $50
  • New Membership Fee- $550
    • -includes exam fee (if required) and annual membership fee for the first year
  • Annual Membership Renewal Fees:
    • - Active members (Registered Members) -$150/year
    • - Inactive members (Non-Practicing Members & Student Members)- $50/year

Benefits of MPAA membership include:

  • Regular continuing education seminars with reduced rates for members.
  • Advocacy for members with insurance companies.
  • Providing social networking opportunities for members.
  • Group Professional Liability Insurance available for members.
  • Working to promote regulation of acupuncture in Manitoba.