In order to participate in the ICPA Certification Program, you must read and agree to the following terms.
In-Person Seminar Attendance Verification: Each attendee must sign-in and out over the course of the weekend, as instructed by the proctor, to receive credit for each individual module. You will only be given credit for those hours you are actually in the room. The accuracy of attendance sheets is verified by the proctor. Discrepancies between proctor and attendee for attendance will result in failure to receive classroom hour credit.
Make-up Hours: Candidates participating in the Certification Program are required to attend the full 12, 8, or 4 hours for each seminar.
Online Seminar Attendance Verification: All registrants must complete each video and quiz component of the course. Attendance will be marked in your account after you have finished 100% of the course.
Student Attendance: Chiropractic students in their final two years of school are eligible to register for ICPA seminars.
Accruing Seminar Credits: The ICPA keeps a central database of all attendees' records for all locations. You can also view the credits you have accrued in your account. Although the program does not have to be completed within a current location offering, please be aware that there is no guarantee that the program will be offered in the same location again and the candidate may be required to travel to complete the classes within their designated time frame.
Curriculum Deadline: The ICPA recommends that each candidate complete all 48 course credits and register to take the exam within 3 years. After this time period, there may be new requirements to be fulfilled before the candidate is eligible to register for the CACCP exam.
Exam Eligibility: Chiropractors who have completed all 48 course credit requirements are eligible to apply for the ICPA Certification Exam. Students are not eligible to take the exam.
Exam Process: The final exam is a rigorous, comprehensive essay exam and consists of one question from each seminar you attended. The exam is completed at home over the course of 90 days. There is a $500 registration fee (not included in your course registration). After you have completed all 15 in-person seminars and 4 online seminars, you will be able to register for the exam from your account. As of 2019, in addition to the CACCP exam, exam candidates must also take and pass the online Webster exam. Please read the ICPA Agreement of Ethical and Professional Standards before taking the exam.
Students: After you have graduated and become a licensed chiropractor, you will be eligible to apply for the final exam.
Certification: A Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) will be awarded through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and endorsed by the ICPA after successful completion of all seminar and exam requirements.
Maintenance of Certification Status: Graduates of the Certification program are required to maintain certification status by taking 12 hours of continuing education with the ICPA every 2 years. About the CE Requirement »
Program Cancellation: The ICPA and the sponsoring organization/college reserve the right to cancel a seminar or complete program due to low registration, unforeseen travel difficulties, or emergency instructor unavailability. The ICPA will reschedule instructors according to circumstances. Instructors are subject to change depending on extenuating circumstances.
Refunds: The ICPA's return policy is minimal and based on charges accrued. Because of our non-profit status, we can not accrue credit card and shipping costs. All returns to the ICPA can be credited towards another product or service.
Continuing Education Hours: The ICPA provides continuing education (CE) hours as an added service. ICPA will issue a CE certificate of completion for approved seminars upon request and attendance verification. ICPA Seminars are eligible for up to 12 hours of continuing education credits based on recorded attendance and length of the seminar. How to Request CE »
State CE is available for online seminars. Depending on the length of the class, classes may be approved for up to 12 hours of CE in some states. Please check with your State Board to determine how many hours of online CE they accept. For more details about each class's approval, please visit the individual course pages.
The ICPA allows and supports breastfeeding mothers. However, the noise level from the attending infants must be minimal at the seminars. As parents, we get accustomed to the little sounds that our children can make. This can be very distracting to those who do not have children. We are asking parents to be overly sensitive and as soon as a child makes a noise (either pleasant or not) to leave the room. In this way, all attendees will be respectful of others and their ability to concentrate at the seminars.
We have found that children over 9 months of age are unable to sit quietly through a 12-hour session. Not only is it distracting to other attendees but the time the parent has to spend out of the room will affect attendance hours and may require make-up.
Children of all ages are welcome in those classes during specific times where the instructor has invited parents to bring them for demonstration purposes.
Suggestions for children in class: It is our strong recommendation that parents have an assistant present with them during the weekend who is able to tend to the child and yet have the child on-site for breastfeeding or other irreplaceable needs. Some parents will set up a baby monitor in the classroom, and in the hallway. This way, if they need to leave the room for a brief time, they are able to continue to listen to the class.
These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, from time to time at our sole discretion. Please refer back to this page for updates.
By registering for and attending any ICPA seminar or gathering (live or virtual), you are participating in an event where photography, video recording, and audio recording may occur. ICPA, Inc. reserves the right to use any photographs, video, or audio taken at the event without the express written permission of those included within the photograph, video, or audio recording. ICPA, Inc. may use photographs, videos, and audio taken at seminars and gatherings in publications or other media material, including, but not limited to, use on websites, social media, news, press releases, brochures, invitations, and other promotional or advertising materials. Images and audio will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without approval from the subject of such images or audio.