Based on a long lineage of ancient, authentic teachings. Earn a recognized certificate in this highly specialized area of acupuncture.


2022 Schedule to now start Fall 2022. New dates to be posted soon


Are you eligible to enrol in the Balance System Acupuncture Program?

To have your academic qualification assessed*, apply by email to the instructor Dr. Sonia Tan, with proof of equivalent course completion, and license to practice acupuncture.


What prerequisites are required to enter this certificate program?

See page 2 of the course schedule to view entry requirements.


Why take the program?

  • Deepen and elevate your practice while receiving validation for your training with a Certificate, and improve your confidence in the knowledge and application of the system.
  • Small class sizes = enhanced and more connected learning.
  • Learn from a direct disciple of Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, who is both an experienced clinician and academic teacher – Dr. Sonia F. Tan.
  • Upon successful completion of the program receive a Certificate from a public post secondary institution, validating and acknowledging your knowledge and competency in this highly specialized area of Acupuncture!

Target Audience:

Great for Medical Doctors/GP’s, Naturopaths and Registered/Licensed Acupuncturists to learn across the globe! Entry into prerequisites: Must be able to legally practice acupuncture in their field and have a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine training. Certificate program entry available for those with equivalent training and required prerequisites.

See this website under "Frequently Asked Questions" for more information.

Useful reference documents:

You must register for all 6 courses and the summation exam at the same time. 

Equivalency exams* are available at Langara College for both Level 1 & Level 2, as well as a Practical Refresher course. All three courses are required for entry into the certificate program.  

  • Balance System Acupuncture Level 1: Single Systems Knowledge Exam (online) and
  • Balance System Acupuncture Level 2: Mulitple Systems Knowledge Exam (online)
  • Balance System Acupuncture Refresher and Practical (in person,Vancouver BC)

Options for obtaining these credits may be found on the schedule.


*Prerequisite Exams Admission Criteria:

Must have a license to legally practice acupuncture in their field and have a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine training. As well, students must have received BSA Level 1 & Level 2 training either through Langara College in a previous term, or have come through an approved teacher program (eg. 


Email to inquire further about equivalency options eligibility and to provide a copy of your license to practice. Once approved, call 604.323.5322 to register.

Equivalency Exam Fees:

Option One: $175 per level (ie. Level 1: Single Systems or Level 2: Multiple Systems)

Option Two: $297.50 (if you write both levels on the same date)

Practical Workshop Fee: $268 

View schedule for next date. To register email for next step.