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The Federation does not provide interpretation of the scope of practice laws or rules of any chiropractic licensing authority, nor can we provide specific details regarding licensing requirements. The educational and testing requirements for each State or Province set forth in this Directory are intended as a general guide. It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in becoming licensed in a particular State or Province contact the Board office or the Secretary of the respective board to secure current and complete details before matriculating in any school. 

Jo-Ann P. Willson, LL.B., Registrar and General Counsel   Maria Simas, Registration Coordinator
For Information Contact:        

130 Bloor Street West, Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1N5



Phone: (416) 922-6355, Ext. 113
Toll Free:  (877) 577-4772
Fax: (416) 925-9610
(Do not use FAX for applications)


  Web Address:     E-mail:
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; M - F   Time Zone: Eastern
Exam Dates: February 12, 2013 --  Please see website for confirmation
Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
Examination Fee: $ 180                                    All fees in Canadian Dollars
Legislation and Ethics Exam Fee: CCEB clinical skills exam may be taken at the same time as the CCO Legislation and Ethics exam if offered at the same sitting (i.e. over the same two-day period).  
Initial License Fee: $ 325    

License Renewal Fee: $ 1,050

Application Fee:  $ 50    
Term: Annual, January 1st  
Students: Must have completed the requirements for graduation to be eligible to sit for licensure exams.
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: None
License(s) Required for Practice: Certificate of Registration under the Chiropractic Act, Province of Ontario
Optional Certification: None
  Requirements: Self-directed continuing education
Distance Credits Allowed: None
Program Criteria: None
Board accepts the uniform continuing education form: Has not been adapted for Canadian use at this time 
Board requires sexual boundaries training: Included in the Legislation and Ethics exam
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training for: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: Participation in QA program mandatory - CCO has direct authority in the legislation.
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: No automatic reciprocity. All applicants must satisfy the requirements of the registration regulation. Board will likely be a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Agreement.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD (CCEB) AND CCO: CCEB conducts Clinical Competency OSCE exam and Diagnostic Imaging exam. CCO conducts Legislation and Ethics exam.
Part I: Not accepted
Part II: Not accepted
Part III (WCCE): Not accepted
Part IV: Not accepted
Physiotherapy: Not accepted 
  Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use 
Disciplinary Cases: Not planning to use 
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD: Exams required for written and clinical skills
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed modalities, adjunctive therapy

Certification: None
Additional Education: None
Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None 

  Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Applicants must graduate from an accredited institution - the institutions, not CCO, stipulate pre-professional education requirements.  No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
  Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Fully accredited CCE - Canada and CCE - U.S.
(Contact Province for precise definition by provincial law)
The practice of chiropractic is the assessment of conditions related to the spine, nervous system and joints and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment, primarily by adjustment, of, (a) dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the spine and the effects of those dysfunctions or disorders on the nervous system; and (b) dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the joints.
  Board regulates specialty council certification: CCO recognizes five specialties: FCCS(C), FCCR(C), FCCSS(C), FCCO(C) and FCCRS(C).
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat practices: Limited
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: $1 million per incident and maximum $3 million. Doctors can incorporate in Ontario.
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: Peer assessments, including x-ray peer review, is a component of CCO’s Quality Assurance Program. CCO has direct authority in the legislation.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Board does not regulate
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Providers:  Yes
  Elected Members:     Appointed Members:
  Dr. Peter Amlinger, President      
  Dr. Dennis Mizel, Vice President     Ms. Christina DeCaprio
  Dr. Robbie Berman     Mr. Robert MacKay, Treasurer
  Dr. James Laws     Mme. Lise Marin
  Dr. Bryan Wolfe     Ms. Judith McCutcheon
  Dr. Brian Gleberzon     Mr. Martin Ward
  Dr. Gauri Shankar     Mr. Shakll Akhter
  Dr. Clifford Hardick     Mr. Scott Sawler 
  Dr. Pat Tavares      
    Please send all correspondence through College office.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION:  Total # of Licensees as of 12/13/12: 4,504
  Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 4,244
Inactive licenses: 165
New licenses: 205
Resident licenses: 4,199
Non-Resident licenses: 45

         Updated 12/14/2012
No updated information was provided by the Ontario College of Chiropractors for 2015


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