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.

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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


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All recertification takes place via Certemy.com.
Remember you need to log on with the your current CBCN email - that is, the email you last provided us. This is a very user-friendly system to complete 4 steps to recertify -- all at this website. In August, Certemy begins to send out weekly email reminders about recertification. There is no excuse for "forgetting."

Start thinking about your 12 hours of CE credits NOW!

Beginning 2022,  recertification period, the CBCN will only accept required continuing education recertification hours offered by Council on Nutrition or Council of Diagnosis and Internal Disease Symposium or On-line Diplomate Nutrition program.

There will be no grace period. All recertification documents are still due December 31st for the following year. Penalties will be assessed if documents are not uploaded in a timely manner.

2022 CBCN ANNUAL MEETING: Our 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the CON Symposium on April 28, 2022 at 6:00PM in Houston, Texas.

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

CON Symposium - April 28-May 1, 2022 - Houston, TX

Diplomate Directory

The latest directory of Diplomates is uploaded. This is directly from Certemy, so if there are any errors, please make sure you log into Certemy.com and update your information. We have also added a PDF with an alphabetical state listing.

Future Diplomate Exam Dates

Application deadlines are 6 weeks preceding first day of exam

March 3-12th
September 8-17th

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

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