The Academy is composed of an outstanding Board of Directors and Advisory Board. These dedicated doctors are committed to the Academy mission of fulfilling the need to promote the practice of chiropractic for children, pregnant mothers and whole families.
The Academy of Advanced Practice Chiropractic Medicine is the international clearinghouse for legislative and cultural advancement of chiropractic scope of practice. We assist any state or jurisdiction desiring advancement by providing resources for that process.
The purpose of the ABCA is to help recruit, encourage, and support black persons to study chiropractic. The organization encourages research and development of the sciences, philosophy, and art of chiropractic.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States advocating for more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic students. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. On behalf of its members, ACA lobbies for pro-chiropractic legislation and equitable insurance policies, promotes a positive public image of chiropractic, supports research, provides professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
The Association for the History of Chiropractic is an international association founded in 1980 to promote the scholarly recording of the chiropractic profession’s history. To fulfill its mission, the AHC publishes the journal Chiropractic History and books that are within its scope.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) is comprised of accredited chiropractic educational programs in North America and affiliate member institutions worldwide. The ACC represents accredited chiropractic colleges in North America and seeks to advance chiropractic education, research and service. The ACC will support its member institutions in advancing chiropractic education, in graduating competent professionals, in conducting scholarly research, and in carrying out public service to enhance the health of the public.
Canadian Chiropractic Association
The mission of the Canadian Chiropractic Association is to help Canadians live healthier lives by informing the public about the benefits of chiropractic care, promoting the integration of chiropractic into the health care system, and facilitating chiropractic research.
Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
The Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) conducts clinical competency exams for individuals seeking licensure to practice chiropractic in Canada.
The Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards serves the public interest by promoting national excellence in regulatory practice.
The Chiropractic Summit was created in September 2007 in recognition of the profession's desire for unity. The first Summit meeting, held in Washington, D.C., was comprised of 13 organizations; the Summit has some 40 members, representing leadership from education, research, regulatory bodies, political action, practice management, chiropractic media and national associations. One voice. One message. Securing a better future.
The Congress mission statement is to provide an open, nonpartisan forum for the advancement of the chiropractic profession through service to member state associations. Goals to support this mission are established each year at the annual board planning meeting.
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree.
CCGPP has taken steps to assemble a group of individuals who have the interest, experience, education, and proven follow-through to produce, support and disseminate an effective document of this magnitude. We have solicited assistance from all chiropractic colleges, national organizations and from appropriate individuals from outside the profession. We are building a resource for chiropractic doctors and for others who interact with the chiropractic profession: patients, those considering chiropractic care, other health care providers, insurers, governmental bodies and others. This resource, named the Chiropractic Clinical Compass©, promises to be the most thorough and informative process in its category for chiropractic doctors and other stakeholders to date.
The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) is the premier international resource for professional regulation stakeholders. CLEAR was conceived as a resource for any entity or individual involved in the licensure, non-voluntary certification or registration of the hundreds of regulated occupations and professions.
The Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) is an organization of chiropractic accrediting bodies worldwide. CCEI is committed to excellence in chiropractic education through emphasis on quality in its Model Core Chiropractic Accreditation Standards, and by aiding in the development and recognition of new accrediting bodies in geographic regions where such agencies are not currently recognized.
The CCGPP was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Council on Chiropractic Education, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, International Chiropractors Association, National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research.
The CCGPP’s mission is to provide consistent and widely adopted chiropractic practice information, to perpetually distribute and update this data, as is necessary, so that consumers and others have reliable information on which to base informed health care decisions.
Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East Chiropractic Federation
The Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East Chiropractic Federation (EMME Chiro Fed) is a supranational organization conformed by National Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Professional Chiropractic Associations.
The EMME Chiro Fed is established to promote the development of Chiropractic in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East area as well as to pursue the interests of Chiropractic as a science and a profession by research, teaching, publications and legal activities.
The European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) is established to promote the development of Chiropractic in Europe as well as to pursue the interests of Chiropractic as a science and a profession by research, teaching, publications and legal activities.
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
The FCLB serves as a non-profit clearinghouse and forum for the discussion of important regulatory issues. The annual conference and district meetings provide an opportunity for a healthy exchange of ideas and viewpoints, as well as unified adoption of resolutions protecting the profession's examining regulatory standards and ultimately the consumer public. The purpose of the FCLB is to protect the public and to serve our member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation.
Founded in November 2003 by Kent S. Greenawalt, CEO, Foot Levelers Inc., the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) educates the public about chiropractic care through positive press. The F4CP Executive Board is comprised of chiropractic leaders, stakeholders and others. CPR Communications, a full-service strategic marketing communications company specializing in healthcare, provides public relations support pro bono.
International Federation of Sports Chiropractic) – The world agency for the professional specialty, which represents its interests to the International Olympic Community; the World and regional Games; Sport Accord, and ICCSPE/CIEPSS.
The Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) provides a forum for individuals and organizations interested in professional regulation. In keeping with its purpose of public protection, FARB share information related to professional regulation, particularly in the areas of administration, assessment and law.
The purpose of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) is to protect the public and to serve its member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress embraces a mission of generating positive press for the chiropractic profession and increasing public awareness to the many benefits associated with chiropractic care.
Hispanic Doctors’ & Chiropractic Association
Founded in 2010 as a voluntary association of physicians, and other medical providers, the HDCA has, from its beginning, played a vital role in the development and promotion of health-care services across the United States. Today, the HDCA represents Physicians, Chiropractors, and midlevel providers
International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers
The honorary society representing all DCs who have been official participants at Olympic or regional Games (e.g, PanAm, etc.) as National team Doctors, or NGB Doctors.
The mission of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is to provide education, training, and support research on chiropractic care in pregnancy and throughout childhood because all children need chiropractic care.
Established in 1926 in Davenport, Iowa, USA by Dr. B. J. Palmer, the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the world's oldest international chiropractic professional organization representing practitioners, students, chiropractic assistants, educators and lay persons world-wide. The ICA is dedicated to the growth and development of the chiropractic profession based on Dr. Palmer’s fundamental belief in the principle and philosophy of chiropractic as a unique, separate, distinct and drugless health care profession. ICA's distinguishing feature today is the same as it was in 1926 – advocating for chiropractic. For nearly 90 years, the ICA has advocated and, when necessary, litigated to support the chiropractic profession and quality patient care. With the support of ICA’s dedicated members and leaders globally, chiropractic is a formally recognized and respected health care choice.
The Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics is one of the specialty departments of the International Chiropractors Association. Established in 1993, the Council is a membership organization designed to bring together doctors of chiropractic with a special interest in caring for children and pregnant women and providing them with opportunities, resources, and support to enhance their professional development and expand their clinical skills.
Japanese Association of Chiropractors
The Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) represents that nation’s chiropractic profession and is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC)
League of Chiropractic Women
The mission of the League of Chiropractic Women is to inspire and support women in chiropractic to thrive while advancing the principles and practice of chiropractic. We commit to serve the vitalistic principles of chiropractic as a subluxation focused and drugless profession.
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), including its International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE), is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession. The NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.
A small band of chiropractors, influencers and patients have come together to chart a course forward to deliver on the promise of creating a brighter future.
This advocacy group is committed to the preservation and promotion of drugless chiropractic.
A non-profit wiki site developed to bring the state of the art articles on all aspects of Chiropractic, Alternative and related professions to the public and to the profession. Interpreting research, and linking to known resources as a one stop shop for DCs, students, and the world at large.
The World Chiropractic Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening chiropractic around the world. Serving as a “watchdog” and advocacy organization, it places emphasis on education and political action.
The World Congress of Chiropractic Student (WCCS) is an international forum representing the chiropractic profession. Active membership consists of over 28,000 students from 32 chiropractic colleges.
In September 1987, at a World Chiropractic Summit convened by the European Chiropractors' Union in London, England there was agreement that a Presidents’ Committee be formed to inquire into and report upon the formation of a world federation representing national chiropractic associations. The Presidents’ Committee reported and the World Federation of Chiropractic was established in Sydney, Australia on October 2, 1988 at a World Chiropractic Congress organized by the Chiropractors' Association of Australia. The voting members of the WFC are national associations of chiropractors in 88 countries. The WFC represents them and the chiropractic profession in the international community.