Specialty Councils

Only ACA members may take advantage of membership in the 11 Specialty Councils.  Join ACA here.

For the most current information on each specialty council/college, please refer to the contact person and/or council/college Web site.

Approved Chiropractic Specialty Programs

ACA Council Events Calendar

Description: This Council was established to aid the profession in communicating the importance of Chiropractic care for pediatric patients, to increase the research and provide a framework of standards for the Doctors of Chiropractic when working with pediatric cases.
Website: www.acapedscouncil.org
Next Annual Meeting:  Pediatrics Annual Conference in conjunction with UWS Homecoming, October 10-12, 2014, UWS, Portland, OR
Name/Contact Information
  • Member (DC Physician) - $85
  • Student -  FREE
  • Associate (NonDC Physician) - $150
  • College - $ 500
  • Corporate - $500
President: Dr. Elise G. Hewitt, DC, DICCP
2031 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 224-2100


Description: To aid in advancing education, evaluation and research in chiropractic management in rehabilitation and physiotherapy and the care of within the chiropractic profession.
Web site: www.ccptr.org                                         
Name/Contact Information
  • Annual Dues: $100
  • Council membership is FREE for Student ACA members!
President: Dr. Jerrold Simon, DC, DACRB
616 N Columbus St
Lacaster, OH  43130
Phone: (740) 653-2973
Email: jsimon@rrohio.com         


Description: To aid in the advancement of acupuncture education, research, and full scope of principles and practice as it pertains to the chiropractic profession.

Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture - Advancement of acupuncture as a science and healing art. Offer standardized Diplomate Examination, yearly license renewal symposium, and is a source of acupuncture information for the profession and public.

Websites:  www.councilofchiropracticacupuncture.com    www.americanboardofchiropracticacupuncture.com

Fees/Dues Name/Contact Information
  • Annual Dues: $150
  • Student Annual Dues: $37.50

President: A. Rand Olson, DC, DABCA
1360 Big Bend Square
Ballwin, MO  63021
Phone: (636) 225-2121
Email: aranddc@sbcglobal.net


Description: Maintain & promote the Chiropractic profession as a primary health care provider and support the advancement and influence of full scope practice within the profession and in current and future health reform legislation.
Website: www.CDIDACA.com
Name/Contact Information
  • Annual Dues: 1st year $150, every year thereafter $120
  • Student Annual Dues: $40
Administrative Secretary: Loretta Brandl
3713 Calumet Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920) 860-5432


Description: Helps to correlate and disseminate information regarding diagnostic imaging to field practitioners through journal and annual symposium.
Council website: www.cditoday.org
College of Radiology -- Advancement of chiropractic as a science and healing art; maintaining highest standards of morals and of practice.
Web site: www.accr.org

College of Thermology -- Acts as spokesperson for & information source regarding the issue of thermal imaging.
Web site: www.DACBR.com
Name/Contact Information
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Annual Dues: $80
  • Reinstatement Fee: $15
  • Retired: $25
  • Student Annual Dues: $25
  • Student Application Fee: $0
  • Institutional Subscription; Yearly: $75.00 USA subscribers ($100 outside USA)
  • X-Ray Residents: $25

Secretary:/Treasurer: Norbert Dombrowski, DC
472 South West Fuge Rd.
Stuart, FL 34997

Phone:  (772) 600-7827

American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR)
Immediate Past President: Dr. Trevor Foshang
2500 Walnut Hill Ln.
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: (214) 902-2459 ext. 7349
Fax: (214) 902-2448
Email: tfoshang@parkercc.edu

American Chiropractic College of Infrared Imaging (ACCII)
Dean Clark, DC
6105 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97201-3647
Phone:  (503) 244-3389
Fax:  (503) 244-4855
Email:  drdeanclark@comcast.net
Web site:www.ACCII.org.


Description: Communicate and educate the profession about the importance of neurology to the overall treatment of the chiropractic patient.
Website: www.acaneurocouncil.com (under development)
Name/Contact Information
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Annual Dues: $100
  • Student Annual Dues: $25
  • Student Application Fee: $0
  • Retired: $25
Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Julie K. BjornsonDC


Description: To encourage and promote a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of chiropractic for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. With newsletters and quarterly journals, the practitioner is kept up with the latest trends in developing a profitable Nutrition-based practice.
Web site: http://www.councilonnutrition.com
Name/Contact Information
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Annual Dues: $110
  • Reinstatement Fee: $10
  • Student Annual Dues: $25
  • Associate/Supporting Member: $150
President: Delilah Anderson, DC, DABCI, DACBN
4082 River Ridge Ln
Sandwich, IL  60548
Phone: (630) 479-9355


Description: Supporting DC's fundamental contribution to the community by fostering public health & safety through education, ergonomics, optimal clinical management & other measures. Membership in the Council on Occupational Health is open to all DCs that are members of the ACA who wish to learn more and pursue the opportunities present within this specialty.
Web site: www.acacoh.com
Name/Contact Information
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Diplomate/Certificate Annual Dues: $65
  • Associate Annual Dues: $40
  • Council membership is FREE for Student ACA members!

Public Advisor: Elizabeth Auppl
Phone: (507) 455-1025
Email:  iacohc@gmail.com


Description: To preserve, promote, and protect the practice of chiropractic orthopedics for its members and for the benefit of the patients. Membership is open to all ACA members who wish to enhance their knowledge in orthopedics and having access to our members only Web site  and receive our biannual newsletter.
Web site: www.ccodc.org
Name/Contact Information
  • Certified or General Membership-$100.00
  • Faculty/Associate Member(Includes CMCP)-$50.00
  • Retired CCO Member-10 years + $25.00
  • Supporting Member-$100.00
Secretary: Dr.Gary Carver, DC, DABCO
4409 Sterling Ave
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 358-5100
Email: gcdc7@att.net

Diplomate / Board questions:



Description: A not for profit organization which establishes educational and training parameters for the practice of foresenic (application of medical facts to legal issues). The CFS provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based educational activities in forensic sciences for forensic examiners.  This includes such topics as disability determination systems or programs, impairment rating systems, independent medical examinations (IMEs), functional (work) capacity and physical assessment (Federal) systems, return to work and fitness for duty (DOT) assessment, fraud and abuse investigation and/or expert witness activities.  Participants in their educational and training programs are offered transcriptable credits through CCE-approved chiropractic colleges which are applicable to board certification.  The CFS endorses the Objective Scientists Model for forensic examination, expert evidence based on the Reference Manual of Scientific Evidence, American Board of Independent Examinations (IMEs), National Association for Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP) and Council on Forensic Sciences protocol for Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCEs) and professional policies of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) and American Chiropractic Association (ACA)  
Next Annual Meeting:  CFS Annual Educational Symposium, October 10-12, 2014, Oak Brook, IL
Fees/Dues Name/Contact Information

$150.00 for non-student members

Free to Student ACA members

President: S. Justin Mitchell, DC
6231 66th St N
Pinellas Park, FL  33781
Phone: (27) 544-3330
Email: justinmitchelldc@gmail.com

Diplomate questions?
American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP)
Dr. Steve Baker
Phone: (520) 323-2888
Email: sbaker@rinconchiropractic.com


Description: Advances chiropractic principles and education with practical applications of chiropractic sports medicine and exercise science to enhance athletic performance and promote physical fitness.
Web site: www.acasc.org
Next Annual Meeting:  2014 Annual Sports Council Symposium, Oct. 3-5, Portland, OR
Name/Contact Information

1st Year Dues

  • DC - $150
  • Student - $55
  • International - $140

President: Sherri LaShomb, DC, CCSP 
765 Center St
Lewiston, NY  14092-1705
Phone: (716) 754-7400
Email: president@acasc.org