American Board of Chiropractic Specialties

American Board of Chiropractic Specialties (ABCS) 

ABCS assists ACA-recognized specialty councils and specialty certification boards in their effort to promote quality and efficiency in the process of evaluating and certifying doctors of chiropractic. ABCS coordinates, leads and collaborates with leadership of ACA specialty councils and specialty certification boards to ensure high-quality and properly accredited continuing education and professional development programming. ABCS works in collaboration with chiropractic specialty boards to maintain standards for chiropractor certification and ensure the highest quality of professional development and continuing education.

The ABCS Standards for Chiropractic Specialty Certification have been developed to serve the health, welfare, and safety of the public. These standards identify the essential elements of high-quality specialist programs in the chiropractic profession. ABCS standards are consistent with The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing  (AERA, APA, & NCME, 1999). ABCS Accreditation for Chiropractic Specialty Certification Agencies provides an impartial, third-party validation that the certification program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation, and maintenance of the credential.
The following board certifications and fellowship credentials have met the standards of ABCS and are recognized by the ABCS and the ACA.  


 Specialty Certificates

Sub-specialty Certificates

American Chiropractic Board of Radiology Diplomate (DACBR)


American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board Diplomate (DACRB)


American Clinical Board of Nutrition Diplomate (DACBN)


Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition Diplomate (DCBCN)


American Board of Chiropractic Internists Diplomate (DABCI)


International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Diplomate
(DIANM) - formerly the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and
the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists




American Chiropractic Neurology Board Diplomate (DACNB)

American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology Diplomate (DACAN)

American Board of Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate (DABCN)

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Specialties Fellow (FABES)

American College of Functional Neurology Fellow (FAFCN)

American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation Fellow (FABVR)

American Board of Childhood Developmental Disorders Fellow (FABCDD)

American Board of Brain Injury & Rehabilitation Fellow (FABBIR)

American Board of Neurochemistry & Nutrition Fellow (FABNN)

American Board of Forensic Professionals Diplomate (DABFP)


American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Diplomate (DACBSP)


Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)


American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health Diplomate (DACBOH)


American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture Diplomate (DABCA)


American Board of Chiropractic Pediatrics