Regulation of Chinese Medicine Practitioners > Licensing Examination

Application of the 2017 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination for applicants other than Listed Chinese medicine practitioners is now closed.

The 2017 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination Part I Written Examination will be held in June 2017, and Part II Clinical Examination will be held in August 2017.

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 19.9.2016 to 31.3.2017.

The "Candidates' Handbook for the 2017 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: -

  1. he has satisfactorily completed such an undergraduate degree course of training in Chinese medicine practice or its equivalent as is approved by the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board; or
  2. he has become a listed Chinese medicine practitioner under the transitional arrangements for registration of Chinese medicine practitioners and has been notified by the Practitioners Board that he has to undertake and pass the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination before he is eligible for registration as registered Chinese medicine practitioners.

The undergraduate degree course mentioned in section 61 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance must fulfill the basic requirements as determined by the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, which include:

(a)
A full-time on campus degree course with duration of not less than 5 years, including a Chinese Medicine clinical training of not less than 30 weeks. Other than the clinical internship and clinical practice, the course must be fully conducted in the institution awarding the bachelor degree in Chinese medicine; and
(b)
The course must include the following 10 compulsory subjects:
 
(i)
Basic Theories of Chinese Medicine;
 
(ii)
Diagnostics of Chinese Medicine;
 
(iii)
Chinese Materia Medica;
 
(iv)
Chinese Medicinal Formulary;
 
(v)
Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine;
 
(vi)
External Medicine of Chinese Medicine;
 
(vii)
Gynaecology of Chinese Medicine;
 
(viii)
Paediatrics of Chinese Medicine;
 
(ix)
Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine;
 
(x)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Chinese Medicine; and
(c)
If a course fulfils the requirements stated in (a) but it does not include all the compulsory subjects stated in (b), the course will be accepted as an equivalent course, if the applicant has completed the study of the relevant subject in one of the recognized institutions in accordance with the requirements as stated in Appendix 1 of the "Candidates' Handbook for the 2017 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination"; and
(d)
The institutions conducting the course must fulfil the basic requirements of the university and clinical teaching in terms of teaching condition, teaching/practical facilities, education management, library information, teacher qualifications, admission standard and clinical training, etc.
 

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.

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 2017 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination".

 

Appeal Hearing on the 2016 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination Part I Written Examination Result

According to section 97 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, any person aggrieved by the decision of the Practitioners Board made regarding his application eligibility, examination result and certificate of Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination may, within 14 days of the receipt of the notification of the decision, or within such further time as the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong (the Council) may in special circumstances allow, appeal against that decision to the Council in writing stating the reasons relied upon. In determining an appeal, the Council may invite the person concerned to give further representations in writing or in person. The procedures on appeal are listed out in part VI of Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Registration) Regulation. The Council may affirm, reverse or vary the decision appealed against and the decision made by the Council shall be final.

The judgement of appeal hearing held on 27 October 2016 concerning 1 case on the 2016 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination Part I Written Examination Result is as follow:

  1. Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Chapter 549, Laws of Hong Kong) Judgement of appeal hearing on 2016 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination Part I Written Examination Result (appeal case 1) (Chinese version only)
    Display period: 6/12/2016 - 5/6/2017

 

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