Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC)
of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) is the primary national credential for this field in North America. Certification was developed based upon input and oversight from both professions. The ACCC develops standards of care in animal chiropractic, conducts a professional certification program and awards credentials to individuals who meet established criteria and assessments in different modes of care.
The ACCC promotes the highest standards of competence and safety in animal chiropractic care for the protection and benefit of the patient as well as the public.
Certification is a voluntary process by which a non-government entity grants a time-limited recognition and use of a credential to an individual after verifying that he/she has met predetermined and standardized criteria. Certification is distinct from licensure in that it is voluntary and requires recertification to maintain the credential.
Earning certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association ACCC represents a significant professional achievement. ACCC/AVCA Certification makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by the profession, the public and some regulatory bodies.
For more information on certification, please use the following links:
- Why AVCA Certification
- Professional Certification vs Curriculum Certificate
- Certification Requirements, Eligibility
- Steps to Certification
- ACCC Certification Examination Information
- Maintaining Certification
- AVCA Non-Reciprocity Statement
- AVCA Non-Reciprocity Policy
- Search for an AVCA Certified Doctor
- Basic Animal Chiropractic Program Requirements
- AVCA Approved Basic Animal Chiropractic Programs