Eligibility Requirements for Diplomate Status
1. The applicant must hold the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from a CCE accredited college (USA) or its equivalent.
2. The applicant must show evidence of having successfully completed a post doctoral program in nutrition of at least three hundred (300) credit hours, part of which may be a Master’s Degree in nutrition, 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, or an agency having a reciprocal agreement with the recognized agency. The topics of study required are delineated in the by-laws of the CBCN. The entity from which the applicant has completed his/her course of study must certify to the Board that the applicant has satisfactorily completed three hundred (300) credit hours of post doctoral instruction in nutrition.
3. The applicant must possess and show a license or registration to practice chiropractic for a minimum of 2 years and be in good standing with the respective licensing/registration agency.
4. The candidate must submit an application, on a form specified by the Board, on or before the Board designated deadline.
5. The candidate must submit:
a. Official transcript directly from the institution where the post doctoral nutrition education was completed. If education is other than a 300 hour nutrition diplomate program, a detailed course syllabus should accompany the transcript.
b. Two (2) written, publishable case histories from actual patient files in the format provided by the CBCN along with the required case history attestation.
6. The candidate must submit non-refundable fees set by the Board.