Registered Acupuncturist
Bootcamp

Streamline your studies and pass your exams, the first time around!

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Who is this course for?

Acupuncture students looking to pass their Pan-Canadian exams with confidence.

Course length (start & watch when you want)

17+ hours of self-paced step-by-step board exam preparation videos.
45 lessons, 26 quizzes and exams, and 2,000+ practice questions + answers.

Extras

Instructor moderated discussion boards — have all your questions answered.
10-months access and free extensions until your board exams are behind you.
A detailed 4-month study schedule.
Optional printed guidebooks hand-tailored to your online lessons.
The Now What? Parts 1-3 online courses for FREE [valued at $343 CAD, and 19.5 CEU/PDAs].
Bundle discount pricing on select Bootcamps and courses.
PLUS a 40% off discount code for your first Acupuncture/TCM CEU online courses with PRCO (live workshops not included). This code will be valid for one year after you pass your exams.

Your path to success

This program will fully prepare you for both your written and clinical case study exams. Follow along with our self-paced videos and detailed study schedules, study for your exams using our proven Bootcamps formula, and join thousands of students that have passed the first time around.

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

(this program)
  1. Study Schedule
    Calm

    Match our day-by-day 4-month study schedule with your own life schedule and ensure you've covered everything before exam day.

  2. Watch Videos
    Ease

    Watch your self-paced review videos online and follow along in your printed guidebooks. We mostly focus on key concepts over pure memorization and make the clinical comparisons as relatable as possible to help cement the knowledge in your memory.

  3. Quiz
    Clarity

    Find clarity in exactly where you need to focus your studies by going through over 2,000 exam questions. We also have answer explanations and video answer keys. Identify your weaker areas and turn them into your strengths.

  4. Review
    Confidence

    Review and recap your prior studies before you start your new study session of the day. Then, through our proven Bootcamp formula, you will step into your board exams with confidence!

  5. Pass!

What our students are saying…

“Amazing! 11/10 recommend. I loved the way everything was broken down and easy to follow. This course was amazing and I would recommend it to any student in acupuncture!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“This course was extremely helpful and comprehensive! It really helped me to understand what I know and what I don’t know yet so I could review. The videos were a great way to learn and made studying so much easier and fun!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“I am so glad I decided to take this course. I not only feel prepared for my Pan-Canadian exam, but feel like I’ve learned new nuggets of information that I’ll carry with me through my clinical practice. Thank you!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“This course is absolutely essential if you want to find out what is needed to pass on the first trial. I was able to get deeper understanding of certain topics that I had not used enough. Beyond my expectations.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

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Lesson plan

Section I: Welcome & Exam Overview

  1. Bootcamp introduction: 5 course-taking tips
  2. Understanding your exams
  3. Occupational Competencies General Overview
  4. Points Chart / Brain Dump Study Chart

Section II: Foundations

  1. Pre-Study Mock Exam
  2. History of Chinese Medicine
  3. Yin and Yang: Correspondences, Principles & Four Laws
  4. 5-Elements: Main Correspondences
  5. 5-Elements: Sequences
  6. 5-Elements: Mother, Son, Father, and Natural Points
  7. 5-Elements: Points & Techniques
  8. 5-Elements: Comparing to Zang Fu
  9. Qi: Functions, Dysfunctions & How It’s Made
  10. Blood: Functions, Dysfunctions & How It’s Made
  11. Body Fluids: Functions, Organs, & Transformation and Transportation
  12. Qi, Blood, & Body Fluids: Relationships
  13. Essence: Functions, Dysfunctions, and How It’s Made
  14. Jingqishen: The Three Treasures
  15. Yin Organ Relationships: The Key to Successful Case Studies
  16. Zang-Fu Organ Pairs: Interior-Exterior Related Pairs
  17. Zang-Fu Organs: Interrelationship
  18. Etiology: The Cause of Disease
  19. Principles of Treatment & Yang Shen
  20. Quiz: TCM Foundations

Section III: Diagnosis

  1. 4 Pillars of Chinese Medicine
  2. 8 Principle Diagnosis: Informing & Directing a Treatment
  3. Tongue Diagnosis: Introduction
  4. Tongue Diagnosis: Comparisons
  5. Tongue Diagnosis: Individual Tongues
  6. Pulse Diagnosis: Floating
  7. Pulse Diagnosis: Deep
  8. Pulse Diagnosis: Rapid
  9. Pulse Diagnosis: Slow
  10. Pulse Diagnosis: Abnormal Forms
  11. Pulse Diagnosis: Force
  12. Quiz: Tongue & Pulse
  13. 6 Stages, 4 Levels & Triple Energizer Diagnosis
  14. Cardinal Symptoms of Zang-Fu Diagnosis: One Word can Make a Difference
  15. Channel Diagnosis: Dysfunctions of the Channels
  16. Quiz: Jing Luo Case Studies
  17. Extraordinary Vessels: Functions & Clinical Applications 
  18. Ben & Biao: Treatment Strategies
  19. Quiz: Ben & Biao Case Study
  20. Quiz: TCM Diagnosis

Section IV: Acupuncture Points, Channels & Techniques

  1. Creating Acupoint Prescriptions: The Selection of Acupoints
  2. Quiz: Acupuncture Point Flashcards
  3. Quiz: Acupuncture Points & Meridians
  4. Acupuncture Techniques & Modalities: Needle Manipulations & Adjunctive Therapies
  5. Auricular Acupuncture: A Microsystem
  6. Quiz: Auricular Acupuncture
  7. Scalp Acupuncture
  8. Quiz: Scalp Acupuncture
  9. Quiz: Acupuncture Techniques

Section V: Jurisprudence & Safety

  1. Clinical Safety: Clean Hands, Clean Field, Clean Needle
  2. Quiz: Jurisprudence

Section VI: Clinical Case Studies

  1. How to Break a Multiple Choice Case Down Quickly: 8 Principle Breakdowns
  2. 4-Step Point Prescription Building
  3. Quiz: 15 Practice Cases with 45 Multiple Choice Questions and Video Answer Keys
  4. Quiz: Case Studies

Section VII: Practice Examinations — Multiple Choice

  1. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #1
  2. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #2
  3. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #3
  4. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #4
  5. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #5

Section VIII: Practice Examinations — Clinical Case Studies

  1. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #1
  2. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #2
  3. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #3
  4. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #4
  5. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #5
  6. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #6
  7. Practice Exam: Clinical Case Studies #7

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Registered Acupuncturist Bootcamp

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • TCM Quizzes & Exams Bootcamp | 2,000+ multiple choice & case study questions
  • Acupuncture Print Guidebook purchase option
$397 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD

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Virtual workouts
$149 Save $59

6 additional LIVE online classes with extra lessons, quiz answer explanations, and an instructor to answer your questions.

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  • April 2022 Exam
    $90 |
  • October 2022 exam
    $90 |
Modalities & Points Bootcamp
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$97 Save $48

Memorize each of your practical exam stations by watching your instructor teach them first slowly, and then to the exact time of the exam. By the end, you will be able to do your stations in your sleep!

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$49|
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

Meet your instructors

Two expert instructors and Acupuncturists have come together to bring you the highest quality online board exam prep course available. Let us organize your studies for you.

  • Kenton Sefcik

    Dip.Ac, Dip.TCM, RAc

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  • Gillian Marsollier

    RAc, CCII

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What do you get with the program?

  • 45+ self-paced step-by-step tutorials, a full Pan-Canadian exam review totalling 17+ hours of video lessons.

  • Full instructor moderated discussion boards so you can ask your questions anytime.

  • Optional virtual workouts for the 4 months leading up to your exam. Includes important review lessons, strategic quizzing, and answers to all of your questions live (acupuncture lessons only).

  • Optional 253-page printed guidebook. Follow along with your video lessons and take it with you for easy on-the-go reference.

  • An invitation to a private Facebook group so you can connect with your Bootcamp community.

  • 10-month access + free renewals until your exams are behind you.

  • A 40% OFF discount code for your first PRCO continuing education courses. Offer valid for one year after passing your exam!

  • Original LIFT Bootcamp 1 online course with sign-up, for a limited time only.

  • 3 BONUS courses worth 19.5 CEU/PDAs that will guide you through the beginning of your clinical practice - how to get the job, set up for the job, and be with your patient (a $349 CAD value).

Virtual Workouts

Optional Bootcamp Add-on: +$90

If you are looking for some motivation, accountability, extra quizzing, and want to get your questions answered live by your instructor, then consider adding the virtual workouts to your studies!


During your virtual workouts, you will have access to monthly live sessions for 4 months before your exam, and weekly sessions for the final month leading up to your exam.

Here is what your general schedule will look like. Each 1.5-hour session includes extra lessons, quizzing, and a live question and answer period:

  • 4 months before your exam: Foundations | Practice exam handed out | Live Q & A
  • 3 months before your exam: Diagnosis | Live practice exam review | Live Q & A
  • 2 months before your exam: Points, Meridians & Techniques | Live practice exam review | Live Q & A
  • 1 month before your exam: Biomedicine, case studies, key documents | Live practice exam review | Live Q & A
  • 2 weeks before your exam: All material exams | Live practice exam review | Live Q & A
  • 1 week before your exam: All material exams | Live practice exam review | Live Q & A

*Please note that lesson topics and dates may adjust slightly, in accordance with instructor discretion.

April 2022 Exam
$90 |
Monday, January 10, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Foundations | A 50-question practice exam for students to do between the end of this Workout and the next one
Monday, February 7, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Diagnosis | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, March 14, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Points, Meridians & Techniques | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, March 21, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Biomedicine, Case Studies, Documents to memorize | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, April 4, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
All material exams | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, April 11, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Hints & tips to writing your exams effectively | All material exams | Live exam review from last Workout
October 2022 exam
$90 |
Monday, July 11, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Foundations | A 50-question practice exam for students to do between the end of this Workout and the next one
Monday, August 8, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Diagnosis | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, August 22, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Points, Meridians & Techniques | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, September 12, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Biomedicine, Case Studies, Documents to memorize | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, September 26, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
All material exams | Live exam review from last Workout | A new 50-question practice exam
Monday, October 3, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Hints & tips to writing your exams effectively | All material exams | Live exam review from last Workout

This immersive self-paced online Bootcamp is now open for enrollment.

Study with us and pass your exams, the first time around.

Enroll today

Bootcamp Companion Guide

Printed Guidebook

Follow alongside your video courses with these beautiful guidebooks containing only the essential teachings for your board exams. Turn off your devices and learn without distraction, take notes, and carry your books with you for on-the-go reference. 

Take a look inside

  • TCM Foundations with curated study content with visuals to help you remember.
  • Acupuncture technique teachings in areas where most colleges fall short.
  • Plenty of unique ways to remember things that you just plain 'ole need to memorize!
  • TCM Diagnosis
  • Acupuncture Point Combinations

Enroll Today

Registered Acupuncturist Bootcamp

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • TCM Quizzes & Exams Bootcamp | 2,000+ multiple choice & case study questions
  • Acupuncture Print Guidebook purchase option
$397 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD

Recommended Add-ons

Bundle & Save
Biomedical Bootcamp
$249 Save $159

Learn ways to remember common Western Medical conditions, red flags for referral, TCM Illnesses with patterns, acupuncture points, formulas, and Pharmacology.

Learn more
$90|
Add the printbook Learn more
$49 |
Virtual workouts
$149 Save $59

6 additional LIVE online classes with extra lessons, quiz answer explanations, and an instructor to answer your questions.

Learn more
  • April 2022 Exam
    $90 |
  • October 2022 exam
    $90 |
Modalities & Points Bootcamp
(AB & NL only)
$97 Save $48

Memorize each of your practical exam stations by watching your instructor teach them first slowly, and then to the exact time of the exam. By the end, you will be able to do your stations in your sleep!

Learn more
$49|
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

FAQ

  • How long do I have access for?

    You will have access to your course videos for 10 months.

  • What if I need more time?

    If your exams are still ahead of you, then you can email us at any time for free video access extensions. We want to be able to accommodate students who start studying at all different times.

  • When should I start my study?

    Students can start at all different times depending on their life and school schedules. Regardless of how students study (some students need a long and slow study, while some need more of a cramming type of study) we HIGHLY recommend that you consider starting your study in your 2nd year of college. We have 100% pass rates for students that start then, as it is truly a massive study! Either way, please be sure to start at least 4 months before your R.Ac. exam so that you can follow the study schedule as closely as possible and be sure that you get everything in before your exam.

  • Do I need to be graduating college before I take the Bootcamps?

    No! In fact, we encourage students in their 2nd year to get started as it is truly a massive study. We have a 100% pass rate with students who start early, so do consider it as you own your Bootcamps until your exams are behind you!

  • Do I need to be writing a board exam in order to take the Bootcamps?

    You don't! MANY practitioners take the Bootcamps to refresh their knowledge. Being a strong practitioner is all about a strong grasp of your foundational knowledge. We encourage practitioners to join the Bootcamps to increase their clinical confidence.

  • Do I have access to the instructors if I have questions?

    Absolutely! We have both a virtual classroom option where you can ask your questions to the instructor and have them answered live, OR, you can always post your question on the discussion boards to receive your answer at any time.

  • Do I need to purchase the printed guidebooks?

    This isn't a necessity, but we highly recommend it. Not only are they incredibly comprehensive and perfect to follow along with your videos and take notes in, but you will also use these for many years in your clinical practice!

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What our students are saying…

“Very impressed with the course and I’m thankful that it provided me with a focused and goal-oriented study heading towards boards. The way the course is set up you can track how much progress you’ve made as you work your way through the assignments and videos – it helped lead my weekly and daily study goals.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“I made the right decision getting into this bootcamp/course. It’s very informative and made the TCM theory easier to understand. I am forever grateful, I aced my written Pan-Canadian Exam. Highly recommend!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“Videos help with confidence when you feel hopeless despair. Organizing the course material was helpful. Quality of teachings: best ever. Excellent and much needed course.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“I joined due to past students encouraging me to take these courses if I wanted to pass the exams the first time around. Very organized, thought out, and easy to navigate.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “Very impressed with the course and I’m thankful that it provided me with a focused and goal-oriented study heading towards boards. The way the course is set up you can track how much progress you’ve made as you work your way through the assignments and videos – it helped lead my weekly and daily study goals.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “I made the right decision getting into this bootcamp/course. It’s very informative and made the TCM theory easier to understand. I am forever grateful, I aced my written Pan-Canadian Exam. Highly recommend!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “Videos help with confidence when you feel hopeless despair. Organizing the course material was helpful. Quality of teachings: best ever. Excellent and much needed course.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “I joined due to past students encouraging me to take these courses if I wanted to pass the exams the first time around. Very organized, thought out, and easy to navigate.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

Study with us and step into your clinical practice faster.

Enroll today