Application of the 2019 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination for applicants other than Listed Chinese medicine practitioners is now closed.
The 2019 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination Part I Written Examination will be held in June 2019, and Part II Clinical Examination will be held in August 2019.
Listed Chinese medicine practitioners and persons re-sitting Part I or Part II of the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination should submit their enrolment forms from 17.9.2018 to 29.3.2019.
The "Candidates' Handbook for the 2019 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination" and the enrolment form may be obtained at the Secretariat of the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong or downloaded from this homepage. Please note that the enrolment form must be submitted within the application period as mentioned above.
Under section 61 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, a person shall be eligible to undertake the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination if: -
Under section 61(1)(a) of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, the applicant shall "satisfies the Practitioners Board that at the time of the application he has satisfactorily completed such undergraduate degree course of training in Chinese medicine practice or its equivalent as is approved by the Practitioners Board". The above-mentioned undergraduate degree course must fulfil the basic requirements as determined by the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, which include:
If a course is conducted, whether in whole or in part, by means of distance learning, such as correspondence, web-based or self-learning, the course does not meet the above basic requirements and will not be accepted.
Other than the basic requirements above stated, in considering applications to sit in the Licensing Examination of graduates from courses of non-local schools not previously approved, the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board will consider each application individually based on its specific circumstances of the course. The Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board will make reference to the standards of the approved Chinese medicine undergraduate degree courses (including but not limited to its scope of subjects, years and hours of studies, and arrangement and nature of Chinese medicine clinical training, etc.) of the three universities in Hong Kong (i.e. Code no. 001-003 of table 1 of the Candidates' Handbook) before deciding whether to approve the applications.
For the contents, eligibility, requirements of the approved courses, list of recognized institutions, syllabus and format, and the application procedure, please refer to the "Candidates' Handbook for the 2019 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination".