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Chiropractors are medical professionals. They diagnose and treat problems with the spine, muscles, nerves, and joints. They provide hands-on treatments such as adjusting the spine and manipulating soft-tissue to relieve patient’s discomfort and help prevent further issues.


College of Chiropractors of Alberta
11203  70 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5B 1T1

Call: 780-420-0932



Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf] and Chiropractors Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the College of Chiropractors of Alberta CCOA is mandatory. Only registered members may provide restricted activities specified in the regulation. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members who provide services to the public
  • Use the titles or initials: Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Registered Chiropractor, or DC

What You Need

To register as a chiropractor in Alberta, you need:

Applicants who have been out of practice for a period of time also may have to demonstrate that they are currently competent to practice.

For details about all registration requirements, contact the CCOA or visit the CCOA website.

Working in Alberta

Chiropractors who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the CCOA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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