Continuing Competence (CC)
If you have been out-of-practice in Alberta within the last three years, you are required to complete CC credits for the period you were in practice hiatus. All CC credits must be ACAC approved or meet ACAC criteria. If your practice hiatus has been:
- Less than one year, you do not have to complete any CC credits.
- More than one year but less than two years, you are required to complete 24 CC credits.
- More than two years but less than three years less a day, you are required to complete 48 CC credits.
- More than three years but less than 10 years less a day, you will be required to complete parts B and C of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) exam and any other requirements deemed necessary by the Registrar.
- More than 10 years, you will be required to complete a full professional chiropractic training program at a Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited school, successful completion of the CCEB exam, and any other requirements deemed necessary by the Registrar.
Character and reputation
All applicants must meet the ACAC standards of good character and reputation. This includes submitting documentation demonstrating the applicant has no past or present behaviour/conduct that would put the Alberta public at risk. Evidence is collected by self-declarations, criminal record checks, reports on regulatory history and civil judgments.
Professional liability protection (PLP) insurance
Members with the ACAC must hold at least $5 million per claim, and a $5 million aggregate amount per year on their policies.
Applicants must demonstrate an understanding and application of the rules governing practice in Alberta with the successful completion of the ACAC jurisprudence exam.
You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing grade of 100 per cent. If you do not pass on your first attempt, you will be required to correct your answers and re-submit. If you do not receive 100 per cent by your third attempt, you may choose to re-write a different version of the exam. You are allowed a maximum of two re-writes and there is a $100 fee for each re-write. If you remain unsuccessful and still want to proceed, you must meet with the ACAC Registrar.