Application for registration

How do I submit an application for licensure?
Applications must be mailed to the ACAC. We do not accept electronic applications.

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

The General/AIT Application applies to:

a) General class applicants (new graduates and chiropractors currently licensed outside 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

b) Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applicants (already currently hold an active chiropractic licence within Canada)

If you were previously registered in Alberta, complete the Application for Reinstatement of Registration.

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