Who is the licensing body responsible for Chiropractors in Alberta?

In Alberta, you must be registered with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors to practice as a Chiropractor. Only registered members may call themselves Chiropractors, and only registered members may practice chiropractic in Alberta.

What are the requirements for internationally educated Chiropractors?

Internationally educated chiropractors must meet the requirements laid out in the General Application for Registration

1. Be a graduate of a recognized accredited chiropractic college. 

2. Successfully pass the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) National Competency Exams . A Certificate of Registration is granted to successful applicants and is a requirement for candidates seeking provincial licensure. 

3. Apply to the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) with all the required documents. 

4. Successfully pass the ACAC's Jurisprudence Exam. 

5. Provide proof of professional liability protection.

What is the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board?

The Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) administers clinical competency examinations on behalf of the chiropractic profession for individuals seeking licensure in Canada. Successful applicants receive a Certificate of Registration from the CCEB, which is a mandatory requirement for chiropractors who wish to apply for provincial licensure. 

Applicants are encouraged to be aware of exam registration deadlines, exam criteria, exam fee, exam frequency and, the turnaround time for exam results.

What are the educational requirements for Chiropractors in Alberta?

Internationally trained Chiropractors who hold a degree in Chiropractic by an educational institute accredited by the following bodies are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada: 

In Canada, two post-secondary institutions offer four-year chiropractic programs: 

Universite du Quebec in Trois Rivieres (instruction in French)

What supports are available to support internationally educated health professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What resources are available for Chiropractors in Alberta?

Canadian Chiropractic Association 

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