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100% Pass Clean Needle Technique Examinations and receive CNT Certifications

Sept 20, 2010

The 2010 Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Course and Certification hosted by TSTCM on Sunday, September 19th is a great success again in our history. All the students have passed both written and practical examinations and will be certified for CNT by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM, USA). CNT certification is one of the requirements for acupuncture certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, USA). NCCAOM certification is recognized by almost all states in the United States for licensed acupuncturists.

To ensure the quality of education to our students, and the safety, quality and effectiveness of acupuncture treatments provided by TSTCM practitioners to the general public, TSTCM has been hosting the CNT course since 2002. Hundreds of students have been certified for CNT. The CNT course provides the information and practical experience for the safe practice of acupuncture for practitioners, patients, staff and the general public. It also ensures the levels of knowledge and skills for safe and quality acupuncture treatments.    

While Ontario is moving toward professional regulation, the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (TCMA) is still not fully regulated. The knowledge and skills, the ethics and judgement of the practitioners are not evaluated and tested. The safety, quality and effectiveness of TCMA services are not ensured. As one of the reputable TCMA institutions, TSTCM has set a real modal for high standards and high quality of education at the leading position in Canada. TSTCM students have proven themselves to be the best in the profession. Many students have been approved and passed the examinations and are certified by NCCAOM. TSTCM students have achieved 100% pass rate for NCCAOM certification up to the present time.   

Although all students were nerves, but most of them felt very excited and confident. Students were so relieved, inspired, and assured when ALL PASS for the written examination was announced by the instructor and we are so proud of all the students participated.

This is another outstanding achievement of TSTCM. We thank all the effort of our students, staff, more importantly, the faculty. Five faculty members have participated as examiners led by the President, Dr. Mary Wu. The professionalism and high expectations of the examiners, Dr. Qin Liu, Dr. Jeson Jianzhong Yan, Mr. Kevin Juliano and Aric Chang, the hard work and care from our administrative staff, Tracy Wang and Yueqin Chi, and most importantly our students, have all made extreme positive impressions with the CCAOM instructor.