Chiropractic Education:

To become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), typically the candidate will meet the prequisite for engaging in basic chiropractic study by completing a 4 year undergraduate degree. Then, basic chiropractic study (education) consists of 4 more years (or, approximately 4,800 hours) in clinical sciences including an internship in the latter stages of one's chiropractic education. The candidate must also complete a series of National Board examinations.

Additional Specialty Education:

For the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), postgraduate study is available and in the case of this specialty, the Diplomate program exists, consisting of approximately 300 hours of education including a field study project (to demonstrate competency), and then a final written board examination. By successfully completing the Diplomate program requirements for hours and examination, the candidate is awarded Diplomate status in the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health (DACBOH).