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Advanced Chiropractic Pediatric Credentials and Research Contributor Status

Written by Jeanne Ohm, D.C.   
Thursday, 14 January 2010 18:07

Many of our doctors have engaged in additional courses of study beyond their degree in chiropractic achieving advanced credentials. Here is a brief explanation of the credentials following their names and the meaning of them.


Chiropractic Pediatric 400 Hour Diplomate (DACCP)

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve a Diplomate status. The rigorous, 400 hour curriculum offers techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The entire program covers levels of advanced training additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges, emphasizing clinical excellence and practical application of these skills. Prerequisite for the Diplomate program is successful completion of the ICPA 200 hour Certification program. In addition to the 200 post graduate classroom hours of Certification, each candidate is required to participate in our Practiced Based Research Network and contribute a case study suitable for publication in a peer reviewed research journal.

Those Doctors who have completed all hours of study and research projects are examined for their proficiency in academics, clinical application and case management. Once they have successfully passed the final Diplomate exam, they receive Diplomate status of from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. The initials DACCP. stand for Diplomate in the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics. Both the ICPA and the Academy recognize their Diplomate status with their continued post-graduate education with the ICPA. 

Chiropractic Pediatric 200 Hour Certification (CACCP)

The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve Pediatric Certification through advanced academics and clinical studies.

The rigorous, 200 hour curriculum offers techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The 16 module course covers levels of training and expertise additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges.

Those Doctors who have completed the hours of study are examined in the practical application of the course academics, technique and case management. Once they have successfully passed the exam, they receive certification recognition from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the ICPA. The initials CACCP stand for Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics. The ICPA recognizes their Certification status with their continued membership with the ICPA and they are listed as having a Pediatric Certification on the ICPA membership directory.

Chiropractic Pediatric 120 Hour Certification (FICPA)

The ICPA previously offered Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve a 120 hour Pediatric Certification with the ICPA.

The 120 hour curriculum offered techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. The 10 module course covered levels of training additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges.

Those Doctors who have completed the hours of study were examined in their knowledge and once they successfully passed the exam, they receive a certification of completion from the ICPA. The ICPA. recognizes their certification status with their continued membership in the I.C.P.A.

These Doctors have chosen to participate in the program to better care for the families in their communities. They are listed as having a Pediatric Certificate of Proficiency on our membership referral directory and have the initials FICPA. after their names.

Webster Technique Certification (Webster Certified)

The IICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster Technique.

Instituted in the year 2000, this certification proficiency class offers both a hands on examination of the Webster Technique, a specific analysis and adjustment used for pregnant mothers.

This chiropractic technique helps to correct sacral misalignment (subluxation) and balance pelvic structures optimizing function. This improves her nervous system function, removes tension to the woman's uterus and its surrounding muscles and ligaments. Balance in the pelvic structures and improved nervous system function may have postive effects in pregnancy and birth outcome. 

The ICPA. recognizes the doctor's certification status with their continued membership in the ICPA.

Read more about the Webster Technique.

PBRN Distinguished Contributor

The ICPA depends on its membership to fund research in chiropractic family practice. Our Practiced Based research Network (PBRN) is an opportunity for our doctors to participate in the compilation of clinical research in their offices, therefore helping to establish evidenced based research for the chiropractic profession.

We are proud of our PBRN participants because of the time and efforts they have contributed towards these vital research endeavors.