How to Apply

Application Form

Membership Requirements:

  1. Members must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Passed MPAA Entrance Acupuncture Exam or PAN-Canadian Exam in a regulated province AND completed minimum 3 years of a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture program, from an educational institution in Canada or other country, approved by MPAA.
    • Passed MPAA Entrance Acupuncture Exam AND is a Regulated Health Professional with certified acupuncture training from institution approved by MPAA.
    • Currently holds valid registration as a Registered Acupuncturist in a regulated province in Canada or has government issued license to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in another country.
  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.
  5. Minimum of 50 continuing education hours for every two-year period. The MPAA year-end is October 31st.
  6. Maintain patient confidentiality by following PHIA (Personal Health Information Act) requirements.
  7. Maintain and provide proof of current Professional Liability Insurance.
  8. Pay annual membership fee – Membership renewal is November 1st of each year

Membership Fees:

  1. Membership application fee - $50.00
  2. Annual membership fee - $150.00
  3. Student membership fee - $50.00

Benefits of MPAA membership include:

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