Chiropractors examine, diagnose and treat patients, through chiropractic adjustment and other natural means, to maintain and promote health and wellness.
Under Alberta's Health Professions Act and Chiropractors Profession Regulation, registration with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors is mandatory if you 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, or supervise registered members who provide services to the public. Registered members, who are authorized by the College, provide restricted activities specified in the Regulation. Only registered members may call themselves chiropractors.
What You Need
Registration requires successful completion of: (1) an approved chiropractic program of studies, and (2) approved examinations. 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 official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the ACAC website or contact the ACAC.
Working in Alberta
Chiropractors who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered chiropractors in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).
To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated chiropractors, see Chiropractor Registration Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.
Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
11203 - 70 Street NW
Canada T5B 1T1
Phone number: 780-420-0932
Fax number: 780-425-6583