A Testing and Certifying Agency for the Chiropractic Profession

The CBCN is a specialty board established specifically to certify chiropractic physicians in the area of Clinical Nutrition.

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.


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.

CBCN Announcements

2023 Testing Dates

March 9th thru 17th, 2023
September 28th thru October 7th

Application deadlines are 6 weeks preceding first day of exam

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

2023 CBCN Annual Meeting

Our 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the CON Symposium on October 4th at 6:00PM in Seattle, WA. Annual Convention will be October 5th thru October 9th, 2023.

Remember, you are now required to attend ONE Annual Meeting every three (3) years to maintain your active status.


CBCN Benefit

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

DCBCN Brochure

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