PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 October, 2016, 5:52pm

Several Chinese herbalists have been granted their request to use English when they sit a registration test.

A total of 2,252 candidates have registered for the Chinese Medicine Practitioners' Registration Assessment, which will be held between Monday and February 17. The oral test was commissioned by the Chinese Medicine Council and will be conducted by the Examinations and Assessment Authority.

Herbalists who have practised in Hong Kong for at least 10 years and are listed Chinese medicine practitioners can take the exam.

A Department of Health spokesman said candidates could use Cantonese, Putonghua or English. Several had been given approval to take the test in English.

Those who failed the oral test would be required to take the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination.