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Our members are assessed by training history, working history, certifications and continuing education. The specific training requirements for membership are covered in our Bylaws.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
There are currently two types of membership: Full Professional (voting) membership and provisional (non-voting) membership.
 

1. FULL PROFESSIONAL (VOTING) MEMBERSHIP
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For individuals who meet the qualifications of a PTCMAAS, Inc level of professional (voting) membership.

Non-Practicing Professional Membership
For individuals who meet the qualifications of a PTCMAAS, Inc level of professional (voting) membership but are not currently practicing.

2. PROVISIONAL (NON-VOTING) MEMBERSHIP
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Provisional (non-voting) members are TCM/A professionals who have the professional education, training and experience required for PTCMAAS membership but whose applications are incomplete. For example, need to provide up-to-date First Aid and CPR certificate, insurance certificate, current dues, etc. Provisional members may participate in PTCMAAS activities, including education, meetings, etc., but might not be recognized by Insurance Providers. 

Honorary Members
Honorary (Non-Voting) members include persons who are nominated by any current member of PTCMAAS, Inc and are approved and evaluated by the Board members at their discretion. The approval of Honorary Membership is based on specific and individual circumstances. Individuals who
are considered for nomination will typically provide valuable contribution to the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture community in Saskatchewan. The Honorary Membership is designed as a means to respectfully recognize those in the community who have contributed to the TCM/A community in Saskatchewan. Honorary Members may not satisfy the professional (voting) membership levels criteria, but may influence the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Saskatchewan. For example, these members may be herbalists, doctors, lawyers or accountants.


LEVELS OF PROFESSIONAL (VOTING) MEMBERSHIP

The PTCMAAS Inc. has 4 levels of professional (Voting) membership including:
1. Acupuncturist, Ac;
2. Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist, TCM. H.;
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, TCM. P.; and
4. Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, M. TCM.

For more information on membership please see our Bylaws.


ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
1. Complete the Membership Application (link above)
2. Meet PTCMAAS Inc. education standards for the level of professional membership; or meet the
registered licensure requirements in another Canadian jurisdiction.
3. Provide a current criminal record check
4. Pay your annual fees.


FEES
There is a $50.00 CAD application fee (payable at time of application). Annual membership fee of $100.00 CAD is payable upon approval of completed application. Please make cheque or money order payable to PTCMAAS, Inc.


NOTE ON ASSESSMENT POLICY FOR GRANDPARENT REGISTRATION FOR ACUPUNCTURIST MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
The following policy for assessing candidates applying for Acupuncturist-level Grandparent status was approved May 31, 2014 by general membership. (PTCMAAS, Inc. Bylaws, Article IV, Section K)

Grandparent registration may be granted to persons who have practiced in Saskatchewan for a minimum of 12 months. Grandparent registration will cease to exist after October 31, 2015.

In addition to the criteria specified in By-Law Article IV, Section K, applicants may be granted membership as a grandparented Acupuncturist if they obtain a minimum of 110 points based upon the following standards and criteria:
1. Practice acupuncture as a dedicated profession in a capacity substantially equivalent to an acupuncture registration. Each 12 months of continuous practice will score 15 points up to a maximum of 30 points. The applicant may be asked to provide a written record from an employer or mentor stating the period of time employed or supervised and duties related to the specific areas of practice.
2. Education program(s) acceptable to the registration committee. Each year of such education will score a maximum of 25 points up to a maximum of 50 points.
3. Apprenticeship program acceptable to the registration committee. Each year of such education will score 25 points up to a maximum of 50 points. The applicant may be asked to provide a written record from an employer or mentor stating the period of time employed or supervised and duties related to the specific areas of practice.
4. Acupuncture licensure in another jurisdiction acceptable to the registration committee. Such license may score 25 points.
5. Other professional activities acceptable to the registration committee to a maximum of 20 points.

This policy may be revised from time to time upon approval by the Board of Directors