AFCI Exam Policy:
Candidates who have passed both the written and practical portions of the examination are awarded the Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture and are awarded the Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture and are entitled to use the designation “CAFCI” (Certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute) after their names.
AFCI Policy re: Written Exam:
Passing mark is 75%. Any candidate who fails the written component of the AFCI Examination may repeat the failed exam ONCE. Each attempt must occur within one year of the failed exam. Any candidate who fails the written examination TWO (2) times shall be required to repeat the prerequisite courses (AA1 and AA2) at their own expense prior to retaking the written exam. Failure on the fourth attempt of the written exam (after retaking the required course work) permanently disqualifies the student from retaking the written exam.
AFCI Policy re: Practical Exam:
Passing mark is 75%. Failure of the practical portion of the exam may be followed by ONE more attempt at the practical (AFCI advises at least a three month waiting period for study purposes). Each attempt must be within one year of the failed exam. Failure on the second attempt of the practical exam, requires that the student repeat the prerequisite courses (AA1 and AA2) at their own expense, prior to retaking the practical exam. Failure on the fourth attempt (after retaking the required course work) permanently disqualifies the student from retaking the practical exam.
Exam Cancellation, No Show, Refund and Transfer:
Should a student be unable to attend and wish to transfer to an upcoming exam, notice must be given in writing to AFCI at least 7 days prior to the exam. Exam cancellation refund is subject to a $75.00 + GST/HST charge.
To forward an ‘Exam Cancellation Request’ to AFCI, please follow these steps –
- Login to www.afcinstitute.com
- select “View Profile” beside your name
- click on Exam Management on the right side of the webpage
- click on the cancel button beside the exam you are registered to take and want to cancel
- this exam will move to ‘Status Pending’ and the AFCI office will receive this request for approval
A student who becomes ill and is therefore unable to attend all or part of an exam is required to forward a note from his/her physician within 48 hours following the exam in which he/she was registered.
Exam ‘No Show’ – No Refund:
There will be no refunds for “no show” by the student on the dates of the Written Exam or Practical Exam.
Should a student be unable to attend and wish to transfer to an upcoming exam, notice must be given in writing to AFCI at lest 7 days prior to the exam. There will be an administrative fee of $75.00 + GST/HST as applicable. Transfers are only applicable within a two-year time span. To forward an ‘Exam Transfer Request’ to AFCI, please follow the same steps as for cancelling an exam above except click on the Transfer button and if available you can select another exam date.
AFCI Exam Appeal Process:
AFCI has a formal appeals process for the two components of the AFCI written and practical examinations. Candidates who wish to appeal their exam results must file their appeal within 21 days of the exam results letter. A copy of the Appeals Process may be obtained from the AFCI office. Make your request through the AFCInstitute website Contact page.