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Advanced Chiropractic Pediatric Credentials and Research Contributor Status

Many of our doctors have engaged in additional courses of study beyond their degree in chiropractic, achieving advanced chiropractic pediatric credentials. Many of our members have also participated in research for the ICPA.

Chiropractic Pediatric 400-Hour Diplomate (DACCP)

The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve Diplomate status. The rigorous, 400-hour course of study and projects offers techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The entire program covers levels of post-graduate training, emphasizing clinical excellence and practical application of these skills. The prerequisite for the Diplomate program is the successful completion of the ICPA 200-hour Certification program (CACCP). Each candidate provides significant contributions to our Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) and also contributes a paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed research journal. Once they have successfully passed the final Diplomate exam, they receive Diplomate status from the ICPA’s Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics. Diplomates are required to maintain their status with on-going post-graduate classes.

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Chiropractic Pediatric 200-Hour Certification (CACCP)

The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve Pediatric Certification through advanced academics and clinical studies. The demanding, 200-hour curriculum offers techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The program covers levels of training and expertise additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges.

Those Doctors who have completed the hours of study are examined in the practical application of the course academics, technique, and case management. Each candidate also provides significant contributions to our Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN). Once they have successfully passed the final exam, they receive certification recognition from the ICPA’s Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics. CACCPs are required to maintain their status with on-going post-graduate classes.

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Pediatric Certificate of Proficiency 120-Hour Certification (FICPA)

The ICPA previously offered Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve a 120-hour Pediatric Certification. These doctors participated in the ICPAs first program created by our founder, Dr. Larry Webster. The 120-hour curriculum offered techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The 10-module course covered levels of training additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges. The initials, FICPA represent their Founding status with the ICPA.

Webster Certification (Webster Certified)

The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster Technique.
Instituted in the year 2000, this certification proficiency course offers both a written and hands-on examination of the Webster Technique; a specific analysis and adjustment used for pregnant mothers.

This chiropractic technique helps to correct sacral misalignment (subluxation) and balance pelvic structures optimizing function. This improves nervous system function, removes tension to the woman's uterus and its surrounding muscles and ligaments. Balance in the pelvic structures and improved nervous system function may have positive effects on pregnancy and birth outcome.

Webster Certification is maintained with ongoing membership to the ICPA. Should you come across a doctor claiming they are a Webster certified and not a member, they have not upheld their agreement with the ICPA. Membership recognition comes with their presence on this directory. Additionally, there are non-certified doctors who claim to use the Webster technique. The ICPA does not recognize their implied status of clinical competence. 

Read more about the Webster Technique.

PBRN Distinguished Contributor

The ICPA depends on its membership to fund research relative to family chiropractic. Our Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) is an opportunity for our doctors to participate in the compilation of clinical research in their offices, therefore helping to establish evidenced-based research for the chiropractic profession. We are proud of our PBRN participants because of the time and efforts they have contributed towards these vital research endeavors.

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Pathways Connect Groups

Doctors with the PC logo host Pathways Connect gathering groups. The purpose of Pathways Connect is to provide the resources and tools to introduce and foster the family wellness lifestyle in your community. Using Pathways magazine as the primary resource, practitioners in your community are hosting Pathways Gathering Groups in their offices so families can come together and share their experiences and visions for conscious living choices.

Learn more about Pathways Connect