About CCOA

The College of Chiropractors of Alberta is responsible for the protection of the public and oversees the registration and continued competency of members within the legislative framework of the Health Professions Act. The College reached a milestone in January 2022 with the registration of its 1200th chiropractor. 

The CCOA’s regulatory role of protecting the public and patients in accordance with the Health Professions Act (including the Chiropractors Profession Regulation) is accomplished by:

  • registering Doctors of Chiropractic in Alberta
  • establishing a Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Bylaws and other practice guidelines
  • establishing, monitoring and evaluating professional, clinical and ethical standards
  • investigating complaints and initiating disciplinary proceedings when necessary
  • establishing a continuing professional competency program for all members

Governance

The CCOA is governed by a Council, made up of five regulated members of the chiropractic profession, elected by their peers, and five public members appointed by the Government of Alberta. The Council Chair and Council Vice-Chair are elected by Council members.

Council establishes a Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and other practice guidelines for the profession and ensures regulated members meet all regulations and requirements, which in turn ensures appropriate public safety. Council also sets the CCOA’s strategic directions.

The day-to-day business of the CCOA is managed by a CEO and supported by regulatory and administrative staff.