Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition

The Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN) was founded in 2008 to continue the specialty board originally established by the ACA in 1986, and is the credentialing and certifying agency of the chiropractic profession.


To secure, protect, and advance clinical nutrition in the chiropractic profession while serving to enhance the health of the people we serve and the population at large.

The CBCN operates under the auspices of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and as a member of the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties with full autonomy in the areas of testing standards and procedures.

The CBCN is authorized and recognized to issue the specialty certification Diplomate (DCBCN) to Doctors of Chiropractic in the field of Clinical Nutrition.


A diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN) is a licensed chiropractic physician who has successfully completed a post‐doctoral program in nutrition of at least three hundred (300) credit hours from a chiropractic college or university, institution, foundation or agency whose program is approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The topics of study required are delineated in the bylaws of the CBCN. In addition, the diplomat has successfully passed the certifying examination administered by the CBCN.


Click here to download the DCBCN brochure that you can print and use in your office to promote your nutrition practice. 

DCBCN Brochure

Start thinking about your 12 hours of CE credits NOW!

There are many accredited programs all over the country and several online classes! 
TCC has launched their On-Line Diplomate program through CE Cruncher!
Other courses and seminars are listed on the Re-certification page.

As of the 2018 re-certification period, the CBCN will accept required continuing education recertification hours offered by an accredited institution of higher learning or approved by the Certificant's respective physician/chiropractic state licensing board, that address one or more of the topics listed in the Responsibilities of a DCBCN section of the CBCN Handbook.  All hours may be obtained in either live or online format. Please be certain your transcripts include the educational institution that sponsors the class. 

There will be no grace period. We just sent a reminder to send in your official CE transcripts and statements for annual fees will be sent in August. All recertification documents are stlll due December 31st for the following year. You can send in your CE hours as you earn them. Please do not wait until December to start thinking about your recertification!


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2020 CBCN ANNUAL MEETING:  Our 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the CON Symposium. Stay tuned for details. Remember, you are now required to attend ONE Annual Meeting every three (3) years to maintain your active status.

CON Symposium - April 30-May 3, 2020 - Club Med, Port St. Lucie, FL
     Early bird special ends June 30, 2019.


Diplomate Directory

The latest directory of Diplomates is uploaded and will be maintained regularly. If you find an error, please email us.

Congratulations to our newest DCBCN - Dr. Amber Horsely of Houston, TX!

Future Diplomate Exam Dates

September 16-21, 2019   Application deadline August 1, 2019 - earlier is better