Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists Recertification Guidelines

Recertification is a voluntary and open only to Academy Membership. The current requirement is 36 hours of acceptable classroom or online hours over the prior 3 years.

Beginning in 2015 and thereafter, a gradual increase of classes are required hours may be from classroom or the many other options available that will be outlined on the website from vendors who meet Academy requirements. The syllabus for these programs requires approval by the Academy. The Academy will provide post-approval for programs, but it is not a guarantee that they will be accepted. It is the Fellows responsibility to attend classes related to chiropractic orthopedics.. In addition, credits will be given for writing articles published in a peer reviewed or academic journal (example: JACO), writing Part I and Part II questions, and teaching under graduate and post graduate orthopedic centered classes will be other ways to obtain recertification.

20 hours toward ACO recertification


50 hours toward ACO Diplomate with Cox Technic

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use more than 10 online hours in the 20 hour requirement?
Answer: Yes. However, all online classes must have a completion examination for recertification credit.

Are there other methods I can use for recertification other than classroom attendance?
Answer: Yes. The Academy will be publishing activities that will provide alternatives, to include credit hours for articles published in a peer-reviewed journal such as the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Please visit the website as additional information will be published on the website under the recertification tab.

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