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Registration of TCM Practitioners


Registration of TCM practitioners in Singapore is governed by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act 2000.

A    REGISTERS OF TCM PRACTITIONERS


There are two categories of TCM practitioners registered by the TCM Practitioners Board: 

  • TCM physicians who can also practise acupuncture 
  • Acupuncturists (currently only opened to qualified Singapore registered doctors and dentists)

B    TYPES OF REGISTRATION OF TCM PRACTITIONERS


The types of registration that may be granted to a qualified TCM practitioner are:
  1. Full Registration
    Full registration allows a TCM practitioner to practise his prescribed area(s) of TCM on his own in Singapore. 
  2. Conditional Registration
    Conditional registration allows a TCM practitioner to work in an approved TCM healthcare establishment, under the supervision of a TCM practitioner on full registration. TCM practitioner under conditional registration has to adhere to the conditions of registration as required by the Board.  

C    REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Application for registration may be made to the Board if the person meets all the criteria for registration under the TCM Practitioners Act and Regulations.  A person may only be granted registration as a TCM practitioner if he is, in the opinion of the Board, a fit and proper person to be granted full or conditional registration as a TCM practitioner.

Please refer to Registration Requirements for details.

D    ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURES


Please refer to Application for Registration and Instructions to New Applicants [PDF, 837KB] for details on application submission.

You may refer to PRS User Manual [PDF, 3.74MB] for online submission procedures.