Practicing in Alberta

Download our Practicing in Alberta brochure to learn about:

  • ACAC membership categories
  • ACAC membership dues and fees
  • The licensing process – frequently asked questions, including a special note about licensing in May or June
  • Professional obligations once you become an ACAC member
  • Optional additions to your practice

Application for registration

How do I submit an application for licensure?

Applications must be mailed to the ACAC. We do not accept electronic applications.

What is the timeline for licensure?

Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an email confirmation within five business days and we will begin the process of licensure. The application and registration process can take up to six weeks.

Can this process be expedited?

No, the licensure process involves a variety of steps and cannot be expedited. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Candidates are strongly advised to refrain from entering contractual arrangements for practice until they have satisfied all requirements for registration, including obtaining the required professional liability protection and subsequent ACAC practice permit.

Application forms (new to Alberta)

The General/AIT Application – applies to:

  • General Class applicants (new graduates and chiropractors currently licensed outside Canada).
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applicants (currently hold an active chiropractic licence within Canada).

For General Class registration with the ACAC, you must:

  1. be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic program, and
  2. have successfully completed the CCEB clinical competency exam*

*CCEB exam results are valid for one year from the date the certificate is issued, unless applicants can demonstrate registration in another regulated, ACAC-recognized jurisdiction. For more information visit www.cceb.ca. Only the CCEB exam is accepted – reciprocity from other jurisdictions is not recognized.

Application forms (returning to Alberta)

Please contact the ACAC to obtain application forms to reinstate your Alberta registration.

Mandatory Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification

Please visit our Standard First Aid with CPR-C page to learn more about this requirement.

Important note: You are not required to obtain this certification in order to obtain a licence. However, once you are licensed, it becomes a mandatory requirement to renew your licence.

Questions?

Please direct all questions to Debra-Lynn Clouthier, Director, Administration and Regulatory Services. Phone: 780-420-0932 or email: dclouthier@albertachiro.com.