Membership Information


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Become a New Academy Member

Members of the Academy are designated as Fellows of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO). Academy membership is comprised of board certified chiropractic orthopedists. These are doctors of chiropractic who have completed extensive post-doctoral education in non-surgical orthopedics, biomechanical, and neuromuscloskeletal medicine, and have passed a specialty examination to become board certified chiropractic orthopedists (Diplomate).

The Academy is independent from all chiropractic political organizations. No other chiropractic organization membership is necessary for membership in the Academy.

The following information is necessary to complete your new membership with the Academy:

  • Copy of Diplomate certificate
  • Name of primary institution class was taken
  • Name of primary instructor
  • Dates (years) of attendance


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Academy Member Renewal

Your Academy membership privileges allow you to use the designation Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO). The Academy is the only organization that provides mandatory re-credentialing and recertification of the orthopedic Diplomate status (DACO or DABCO). Membership dues must be paid to maintain FACO designation. Re-credentialed and/or recertified chiropractic orthopedists that are no longer members in good standing with current paid dues demit from their Fellow status with the Academy and will be removed from the re-credentialed rolls.

Members Only Area

The Members Only Area allows Academy Members to update member information and keep the address, phone number, email address, etc. up-to-date. This information is displayed in the on-line member profile of the Academy’s Membership Directory. Members may also add a photo and additional information to the member profile such as: Chiropractic College, Orthopedic Program, Board Certification and Clinical Interests.

Update Your Member Information – To access and update your individual member profile data simply log-in to the Members Only Area with your user name (e-mail address) and password.

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