ICPA 200-Hour Certification and 400-Hour Diplomate:
Biennial Continuing Education Requirements

The mission of the ICPA Diplomate Program is to establish and advance chiropractic family care for the profession. To accomplish this, we expect our graduates to achieve the role of leadership in the profession by their on-going participation in advanced clinical expertise, evidence-based research and valued public education. It is with this intent that the 12 hour bi-annual requirement to maintain certification status was instituted.

All CACCP and DACCP graduates (past and future) are required to complete 12 hours of CE with the ICPA to advance their knowledge of family care. The cycle for completion will run on a 2 year cycle in even years, ending on December 31.


Current Graduates:

The next cycle will start January 1, 2019 and end December 31, 2020.

Here is a list of opportunities for you to fulfill your bi-annual 12 hour credits to maintain Certification or Diplomate status.

1- Refresh and Review: All ICPA classes, even refreshers, are considered eligible for credit. For our upcoming CE cycle, we highly recommend some of our more recent additions.

  • Advanced Perinatal Practice - Dr. John Edwards
  • Family Nutrition: Epigenetics and Parental Health and Nutrition for the Perinatal Period - Dr. Marcia Schaefer
  • Perinatal Care/Webster - Dr. Jeanne Ohm (if your last time taking this class was before 2018)

2- Connect and Collaborate: Attendance to our international Freedom for Family Wellness Summit fulfills annual requirements. (If you attended the Summit in March 2018, your requirements for the 2019-2020 cycle will be considered fulfilled.)

3- Support Research: Participation in a current ICPA Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) project.

4- Establish Evidence-Informed Practice: A cost effective way to accrue credit hours is by participating in the peer reviewing of articles in chiropractic journals and research symposiums. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the necessary research in our profession and also to advance your status in our profession. Please contact us if you are interested in this option: research@icpa4kids.com


Future Graduates:

If you are awarded certification/diplomate status during an even year, you will be expected to fulfill your requirement by the following even year, December 31st. For example, you become certified in 2018 (regardless of the month) you will be expected to fulfill your requirements between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

If you are awarded certification during an odd year, you will be considered fulfilled for the current cycle. Your next renewal fulfillment will be the following even year December 31st. For example, you become certified in 2017 (regardless of the month) you will be expected to fulfill your requirements between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

From that point forward, your requirement will always be due by December 31st every even year.