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 International Chiropractors Association
Council on Upper Cervical Care

Take your expertise to the next level in Upper Cervical Care

Get your Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures

Starting September 17& 18, 2016 Chicago

   SCHEDULE YEAR 1 ..pdf        
ENROLLMENT FORM...pdf

The DCCJP is the ONLY postgraduate Board Certified credential for all upper cervical practitioners regardless of the procedure of their choice. The syllabi includes intensive education in spinal biomechanics, neuroanatomy, neuro-physiology, advanced imaging, collaborative learning of the major orthogonal and articular approaches to adjusting the upper cervical subluxation, outcome assessments, integrative learning and upper cervical research. 


Enroll today! Register by July 1, 2016 


HISTORY:  The Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP) is a postgraduate program developed and administered by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Upper Cervical Care.  It is designed for doctors of chiropractic who wish to advance their clinical knowledge in upper cervical chiropractic and expand their diagnostic and practical skills to improve patient outcomes.

The first DCCJP class kicked off in January 2013 and 18 DCs passed the first Board Certification Examination held during the summer of 2015.  

COURSE OF STUDY:  The program includes 23 modules of 12 hours each and takes about 2.5 years to complete.  The syllabus provides intensive education in spinal biomechanics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, advanced imaging, collaborative learning of the major orthogonal and articular approaches to adjusting the upper cervical subluxation, outcome assessments, integrative learning as well as upper cervical research that includes writing and presentation of professional papers.  

TUITION:  Year 1: $3250; Year 2: $3500; Year 3: $2250.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Annual tuition paid in one or two installments before the class starts will receive a discount of 10%.   Monthly installments must be paid by auto debit.  An initial deposit equivalent to two months installments is due with registration and the balance charged in equal installments via the credit card on file.

TEST: There is a test at the end of Year 1.  Doctors must pass this test in order to continue the program. There is no make-up test for doctors who are unable to take the test when scheduled.

BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION:  The Board Exam is conducted approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of Year 3.  It includes 2 written and 3 oral examinations.  Candidates must pay a fee to sit for the Board Examination.

TECHNIQUE CERTIFICATION : Prior to registering for the Board Certification Examination all candidates must be certified in ONE of the following upper cervical procedures.  Certification must be from that technique’s organization (and not issued by an individual).  Accepted certifications are Knee Chest, Blair, NUCCA, Orthospinology, Advanced Orthogonal, Atlas Orthogonal and Grostic.  

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  CE credits for six of the modules in Year 1 will be applied for.  The Council does not guarantee that 12 hours of CE per module will be approved in all states applied to as some states approve only a limited number of hours for out of state programs.  To apply to the following states the Council requires a lead time of 120 days:  AL, AR, CA, FL, HI, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, TX, WV and British Columbia. Doctors requiring CE in the states listed must register in advance of June 1, 2016.

WHO MAY REGISTER:  Doctors of chiropractic who have graduated from a CCE-accredited institution may enroll in this program.  

MEMBERSHIP:  All DCs enrolled in the program are required to become members of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care.  

Questions: Phone:  571-765-7554 or email: mrangnath@chiropractic.org

Enrollment form      REG FORM...pdf




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