Students

Scholarship opportunity

Each year, the ACAC awards a $2,000 scholarship to one student applicant. Applications are accepted between June 1 and October 30. The recipient and their college will be notified by the end of January.

Download the  Investing in our Future Scholarship details and application form.

Read about our 2020 Investing in our Future scholarship winner, Sefrah Daviduck!

Provisional registration for new graduates – not currently available in Alberta

The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors understands that due to the pandemic, the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) Part C Exams for February 2021 were cancelled, as were the May 2020 examinations. As a result, recent graduates that had not completed these exams are not eligible to register in provinces where these examinations are a requirement. 

The ACAC and its Council are aware of the challenges this presents to young chiropractors. As such, we made a request to the Alberta government to secure approval for provisional registration, which would allow recent graduates to practice.

Some Canadian provincial governments have granted the approval to regulatory colleges to award provisional practice permits in these cases. However, the Alberta government has not granted such approval to the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.

The CCEB continues to explore possibilities for an interim administration of the examination, however current COVID-19 levels and other related issues are limiting those options in all jurisdictions.

The ACAC will continue to advocate to government to gain the approval to provide provisional registration in the future.
 

Preceptorship Program

The Preceptorship Program provides an opportunity for chiropractic students to gain patient experience in a clinical setting and develop a clear understanding of the ACAC’s regulatory and association requirements. As well, the Preceptorship Program allows ACAC members to pass on experience, keep up-to-date with chiropractic curricula and establish relationships with chiropractic students.

Qualifications and Limitations

Students must be within six months of graduation from an accredited chiropractic college.
Preceptorship students may only perform duties/activities under the direct supervision of an approved and registered Alberta chiropractor.

Application process

Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days before the proposed preceptorship start date.

There are three components to the Preceptorship application, including contracts between the ACAC and:

1. The student (download the contract)
2. The supervising ACAC member (download the contract
3. The student’s college of attendance (download the contract)

All three documents must be completed, signed and submitted, along with requested documentation, to the ACAC for review. The chiropractor, student and chiropractic college will be informed of the outcome.