Registration for new international graduates

This application is for internationally-educated applicants who have obtained their chiropractic education outside of Canada and completed parts A, B and C of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) exam.


All applicants must have a chiropractic degree from a CCE-accredited program. CCE-accredited programs can be viewed via the following links:

 CCEB examination
All applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the CCEB exam.

Language proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to be able to safely and competently practice as a chiropractor in Alberta. You may meet the language requirement in one of three ways:
  • Complete your chiropractic education in English.
  • Pass an approved English language test by an CCOA-designated exam provider.
  • Submit letters from your previous employers confirming your ability to fluently communicate in English.

Character and reputation

All applicants must meet the CCOA standards of good character and reputation. This includes submitting documentation demonstrating the applicant has no past or present behaviour/conduct that would put the Alberta public at risk. Evidence is collected by self-declarations, criminal record checks, reports on regulatory history and civil judgments.

Professional liability protection / insurance (PLP/PLI)

Members with the CCOA must hold at least $5 million per claim, and a $5 million aggregate amount per year on their policies.

Jurisprudence exam

Applicants must demonstrate an understanding and application of the rules governing practice in Alberta with the successful completion of the CCOA jurisprudence exam. This is an open-book true/false exam with questions generated from the Health Professions Act, the Chiropractors Profession Regulations, CCOA Bylaws, CCOA Standards of Practice and CCOA Administrative Policies.

You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing grade of 100 per cent. If you do not pass on your first attempt, you will be required to correct your answers and re-submit. If you do not receive a grade of 100 per cent after the third attempt, you will be scheduled to have a meeting with the Registrar to determine if you may proceed. 

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