ICPA Certification and Diplomate Programs:

The entire 400-Hour Diplomate Program is two parts:

Part One: 200-Hour Certification Program CACCP
Part Two: 200-Hour Clinical Competency DACCP
Webster Certification

Achieving Certification & Diplomate Status

The ICPA Diplomate is a total of 400 hours and is achieved with successful completion of Part One and Part Two.

Part One is the ICPA 200 Hour Certification Program. 200 Hour Certification: 14 classroom modules, two in office Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) projects and successful completion of the comprehensive certification final exam.

Part Two is the ICPA 200 Hour Advanced Competency Program. Most requirements are in-office clinical and research projects. This format is able to show clinical implementation of what was taught in Part One: ICPA 200 Hour Certification. Addditionally, travel and expense have been significantly minimized for the course work making the requirements more conducive to the practitioner's schedule.

  • If you have the 180 Hour Certification it is necessary to upgrade to our new 200 Hour Certification. This requires the attendance to one additional class by December 31, 2016. Attendance to this class also fulfills your 2-year requirement to keep your Certification current. You can read about this requirement here. You may initiate Part Two while you are in the process of upgrading Part One from 180 - 200 hours.

Diplomate Part One: The ICPA 200-Hour Certification Program (CACCP)

With the 200-Hour Certification Program (CACCP), the ICPA has raised the bar for chiropractic clinical and academic standards. Attendees of the 200-Hour Program will experience the renowned, hands-on ICPA certification curriculum.

The CACCP consists of 14 classes and participation in two ICPA Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) projects, and a comprehensive take home final exam.

The 200-Hour Certification Program is also Part One for the entire 400-Hour Diplomate Program. Doctors who are enrolled in the classes for CACCP are also eligible to begin the requirements for Part Two of the Diplomate.

All clinical curriculums and research participation foster evidenced informed practice.

The entire 200 hours for Certification is referred to as Part One because it provides the initial 200 hours towards Diplomate status. Read more here.

Upgrading Previous ICPA Certifications to the 200-Hour Certification: 
Previous to our 200-Hour Certification, the ICPA offered a 180-Hour and 120-Hour Program. To find out how to upgrade from these previous certifications, visit this page.

Diplomate Part Two: 200-Hour Clinical Competency (DACCP)

The 400-Hour Diplomate program consists of the 200-Hour Certification Program (Part One) and the remaining 200 Clinical Comeptency hours. Part Two is open to graduated, licensed chiropractors. It consists of research, public education, clinical application and classroom hours. Enrollment in Part One 200-Hour Certification is a prerequisite to enroll in Part Two.

Yes! Doctors can enroll for Part Two while you are taking the Part One classes.

Enroll here.

Webster Certification

The Webster Technique Certificate of Proficiency is achieved with attendance to the ICPA's Perinatal Class taught by Dr. Jeanne Ohm. This, like all of our classes is a stand-alone seminar; enrollment in the Pediatric Certification program is not necessary. ICPA auto-renewal membership is required to receive Webster Certification.

Eligible class attendees are given a practical exam for Webster technique proficiency upon completion of the class and understand that continued recognition of Webster Certification status comes with on-going ICPA membership.

Attendees may join the ICPA during the class and become eligible to participate in the testing.

Students are encouraged to test during the current class. If they choose not to, they will need to repeat the class for certification status. They will be awarded certification when they graduate from college and upgrade their membership to auto-renewal, first year DC status.

About the ICPA Academic and College Co-sponsorship:

The ICPA offers advanced quality chiropractic seminars committed to providing the doctor of chiropractic with the most up to date information and skills pertaining to the care of children and pregnant mothers. Our classes are renowned for their hands on, practical, clinical content.

Join us and acquire the skills to better care for the families in your community.

The ICPA Certification/Diplomate program is endorsed and certified by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. Visit the Academy Board and the current Diplomates here: www.chiropracticfamilypractice.org

"I just wanted to share with you what a benefit the ICPA certification program has been for me. It has been crucial in setting myself above the other billion Chiropractors here. Just yesterday, I gave a presentation (by invitation) to the largest medical Pediatric group here and it went great! I used much of my ICPA literature and research. They are very open to referring their patients to me and are even referring my services to other pediatricians in town. I am starting to see a lot of pregnant moms and children. I'm so excited to build a family practice."
- Lynn Peterson, DC, FICPA

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Cleveland University-Kansas City (Co-sponsor of the ICPA 400 Hour Diplomate Program)