Registered TCM Practitioner Bootcamp

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

Take a few minutes to preview the programs.
Herbal Bootcamp
Join Kylie Rodger RTCMP, and review the essential herbal content you'll need to know for your exams.
Acupuncture Bootcamp
Get your Pan-Canadian exam blueprint with detailed instructional videos by Kenton Sefcik Dip.Ac, Dip.TCM, RAc, and Gillian Marsollier RAc, CCII.

Need to know

Who is this course for?

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

Course length (start & watch when you want)

41+ hours of self-paced step-by-step board exam preparation videos, PLUS over 2,000 flashcards and 2,400+ quiz questions in the exact format as your exam.

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 5-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 is a full prep program for both your written and clinical case study exams. Take the guesswork out of studying. Follow along with the detailed study schedules, video lessons, and prepare for your exams using our proven Bootcamp study method and pass the first time around.

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

(this program)
  1. Study Schedule
    Calm

    Match our day-by-day study schedule with your own life schedule and ensure that you have everything covered before exam day.

  2. Watch Videos
    Ease

    Watch your self-paced videos online and follow along in your printed guidebooks. As much as possible, we focus on key concepts over pure memorization in addition to relatable clinical comparisons 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 flashcards and over 2,400 quiz and exam questions. Pin-point your weaker areas and turn them into your strengths with a clear and focused study.

  4. Review
    Confidence

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

  5. Pass!

What our students are saying…

“Kylie is truly a gifted instructor. She is a pleasure to watch and listen to and she presents the information so thoroughly. I love the fun ways she uses to remember the herbs as well. Thank you, Kylie!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“YES! This is exactly what I needed for my studies. I feel like I knew nothing before this course, and now I feel super confident to write any herbal exam. THANK YOU!”

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

Herbal Bootcamp

Section I – Welcome & Exam Overview

*please note that each of your teaching units have a quiz at the end of them to enforce your knowledge.

  1. Bootcamp introduction: 5 course-taking tips
  2. How to use your herbal bootcamp for success

Section II – Introductory Herbal Theory

  1. Chinese Herbal Theory
  2. Preparing Chinese Herbal Medicine
  3. Dosages, Cautions, and Contraindications 

Section III – Chinese Materia Medica

  1. Herbs which release the Exterior 
  2. Herbs which clear Heat 
  3. Herbs which drain downward 
  4. Herbs which dispel Wind-Dampness
  5. Herbs which aromatically transform Dampness
  6. Herbs which drain Damp and promote urination
  7. Herbs which warm the Interior
  8. Herbs which regulate Qi
  9. Herbs which promote digestion
  10. Herbs which Eliminate Parasites
  11. Herbs which stop bleeding
  12. Herbs which move blood to remove Blood Stasis
  13. Herbs which treat cough, asthma, and Phlegm
  14. Herbs which anchor and calm the Spirit
  15. Herbs which calm Liver Yang and Wind
  16. Herbs which open the orifices
  17. Herbs which tonify
  18. Herbs which astringe
  19. Herbs for external use
  20. Materia Medica Summary Part I
  21. Materia Medica Summary Part II 

Section IV – Chinese Herbal Formulas

  1. Chinese Herbal Formulas
  2. Formulas which release the Exterior
  3. Formulas which drain downward
  4. Formulas which harmonize
  5. Formulas which clear Heat
  6. Formulas which dispel Summer-Heat
  7. Formulas which warm the Interior
  8. Formulas which relieve Exterior-Interior
  9. Formulas which tonify
  10. Formulas which calm the Spirit
  11. Formulas which astringe
  12. Formulas which regulate Qi
  13. Formulas which regulate Blood
  14. Formulas which expel Wind
  15. Formulas which treat Dryness
  16. Formulas which eliminate Dampness
  17. Formulas which dispel Phlegm
  18. Formulas which reduce Food Stagnation
  19. Formulas which expel parasites
  20. Formulas which treat abscess and sores
  21. Formulas Summary Part I
  22. Formulas Summary Part II
  23. Formulas Summary Part III  

Section V – Chinese Herbal Pairs

  1. Herbals pairs which release the Exterior
  2. Herbal pairs which clear Heat
  3. Herbal pairs which purge downward
  4. Herbal pairs which resolve Dampness
  5. Herbal pairs which stop pain
  6. Herbal pairs which stop coughing and resolve Phlegm
  7. Herbal pairs which descend Stomach Qi
  8. Herbal pairs which harmonize
  9. Herbal pairs which move Qi to relieve pain 
  10. Herbal pairs which regulate Blood
  11. Herbal pairs which tonify
  12. Herbal pairs which astringe
  13. Herbal pairs which calm the spirit
  14. Herbal pairs which calm Liver Yang and Wind
  15. Dui Yao Herbal Pairs Part I
  16. Dui Yao Herbal Pairs Part II
  17. Dui Yao Herbal Pairs Part III

Section VI – Herbal Practice Examinations – Multiple Choice

  1. Practice Exam: If you can pass this exam, you can pass your board exam #1

Section VII – Herbal Practice Examinations – Clinical Case Studies

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

Acupuncture Bootcamp

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 TCM Practitioner Bootcamp

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Herbal Bootcamp | 23+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • TCM Quizzes & Exams Bootcamp | 2,000+ multiple choice & case study questions woven into your courses
  • Acupuncture & Herbal Print Guidebooks purchase option
$547 CAD
Herbal Guidebooks Learn more
$82 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD

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Virtual workouts
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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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  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

Meet your instructors

Three expert instructors and Acupuncturists / TCM Practitioners have come together to bring you the highest quality online Pan-Canadian exam prep course. Organize your studies with our proven methods.

What do you get with the program?

  • 100+ self-paced step-by-step tutorials totaling 41+ video hours covering the full RTCMP Pan-Canadian exam.

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

  • Over 2,000 herbal flashcards to help cement your herbal knowledge in your memory!

  • Optional virtual workouts for 4 months before your exam - includes important review lessons, strategic quizzing, and answering all of your questions, live (optional and currently acupuncture lessons only).

  • 3 printed guidebooks so you can follow along with your videos and study offline (optional to purchase).

  • Private Facebook group invite to connect with your Bootcamp student community.

  • Free course renewals until your exams are behind you.

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

  • 20% OFF discount code for any PRCO continuing education courses valid for one year after passing your exam!

  • 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 $349.00 CAD value).

Virtual Workouts

Optional Bootcamp Add-on: +$90

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


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

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

  • 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 the instructors discretion.

**Please also note that herbs are not currently included in the Virtual Workout sessions.

April 2022 Exam
$90 |
Monday, January 10, 2022
4 p.m. PDT / 8p.m. AST (1.5 hours total)
Foundations | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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 | hand out 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

The Bootcamps are completely self-paced. Start at any time and watch whenever you like!

Sign up now to pass your exams, the first time around.

Enroll today

Bootcamp Companion Guides

Print Version

Follow alongside your video courses and expert instructors with these beautifully printed guidebooks full of wisdom. Turn off your devices and learn without distraction. Take notes, and carry your books with you for on-the-go reference. These are the most comprehensive curriculum guidebooks that you will find anywhere.

Take a look inside

  • Chinese Herbal Theory
  • TCM Foundations
  • Chinese Materia Medica
  • TCM Diagnosis
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas
  • Acupuncture Combinations
  • Chinese Herbal Pairs
  • Acupuncture Techniques
  • Acupuncture Meridians & Points

Enroll Today

Registered TCM Practitioner Bootcamp

Full Pan-Canadian Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Herbal Bootcamp | 23+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • TCM Quizzes & Exams Bootcamp | 2,000+ multiple choice & case study questions woven into your courses
  • Acupuncture & Herbal Print Guidebooks purchase option
$547 CAD
Herbal Guidebooks Learn more
$82 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD

Recommended Add-ons

Bundle & Save
Biomedical Bootcamp
$90 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
$90 Save $59

6 extra classes with extra lessons, live quiz answer explanations, and answers to your questions

Learn more
  • April 2022 Exam
    $90 |
  • October 2022 Exam
    $90 |
Modalities & Points Bootcamp
(AB & NL only)
$49 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 start at all different times, depending on their life and school schedules, and it depends on how they like to structure their individual 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 studies 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 5 months before your R.TCM.P. exam so that you can follow the study schedule and be sure that you get everything in before your exam.

  • Do I need to be graduating college when 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 please consider starting early, 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 for following along with your videos and taking notes, but you will also refer back to them in your clinical practice for many years to come!

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What our students are saying…

“Sadly, when I first started practice a couple of decades ago, I didn’t work in a clinic that had Chinese herbs so I have barely used them for all of my years of practice. I took this course to refresh my memory in herbs, and wow, I am so happy that I chose to do this. It has stoked my passion for TCM and I am excited to use herbs in clinic again!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“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

“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

  • “Sadly, when I first started practice a couple of decades ago, I didn’t work in a clinic that had Chinese herbs so I have barely used them for all of my years of practice. I took this course to refresh my memory in herbs, and wow, I am so happy that I chose to do this. It has stoked my passion for TCM and I am excited to use herbs in clinic again!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “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

  • “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

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