The normal route for membership of the RCHM is via graduation from a UK educational institution that has been accredited by the EHTPA. Graduates of colleges affiliated to the RCHM with such accreditation have automatic right of entry. Courses run by Accredited Educational Institutions meet the minimum standards for theory, clinical experience and western sciences that are required for the practice of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK.
For membership applications from people who have graduated from a UK educational institution that has been accredited by the EHTPA please use this form:
The RCHM also welcomes applications from practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine who have graduated from institutions other than those accredited by the EHTPA, such as those who have qualified outside the UK (for instance PRC medical school graduates and graduates of Korean and Japanese TCM medical colleges), and where those institutions have been subject to a comparable accreditation process. Applicants who have not graduated from an Acredited Educational Institution will be asked to present evidence of training, qualifications and experience. These applicants attend a stringent personal interview. In addition all candidates who apply by this route will have their training mapped againts the EHTPA's Core Curriculum and their competence will be mapped against the EHTPA's Standards of Proficiency. This is to determine that the applicant has met the same standards and covered the same material that is reached and taught in Accredited Educational Institutions
For graduates from other colleges please use this form:
Please send it to our office address, which can be found on the form. We will check through your application and let you know if we can continue with the application. If we can continue then you will be sent an email with details of the next step of the application procedure.