Licensure Date: N/A
Directory page updated 12/14/2012
**No updated information was provided by the Ontario College of Chiropractors for 2017**

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
Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator
For Information Contact:
130 Bloor Street West, Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1N5

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (416) 922-6355, Ext. 113
Toll Free: (877) 577-4772
Fax: (416) 925-9610
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: mcheng@cco.org
Web address: www.cco.on.ca
Exam Dates: Please see website
Application Deadline: Please see website
Exam fee: $180
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).
Application fee: $50
Initial license fee: $325
Term: Annual, January 1st
License Renewal fee: $1,050               All fees in Canadian Dollars

Students: Must have completed the requirements for graduation to be eligible to sit for licensure exams.
License(s) Required for Practice: Certificate of Registration under the Chiropractic Act, Province of Ontario
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: None
Optional Certification: None
Requirements: Self-directed continuing education
Distance Credits Allowed: None
Program Criteria: None
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Has not bee adapted for Canadian use at this time

Requires sexual boundaries training: Included in the Legislation and Ethics exam
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required:
Participation in QA program mandatory - CCO has direct authority in the legislation.

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.

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (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
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

COUNCIL MEMBERS Please send all correspondence through College office.
Elected Members
Dr. Peter Amlinger, President
Dr. Dennis Mizel, Vice President
Dr. Robbie Berman
Dr. James Laws
Dr. Bryan Wolfe
Dr. Brian Gleberzon
Dr. Gauri Shankar
Dr. Clifford Hardick
Dr. Pat Tavares

Appointed Members
Ms. Christina DeCaprio
Mr. Robert MacKay, Treasurer
Mme. Lise Marin
Ms. Judith McCutcheon
Mr. Martin Ward
Mr. Shakll Akhter
Mr. Scott Sawler

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/13/2012: 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