C.C.A.P.(Certified Chiropractic Acupuncture Practitioner)

 This course is designed for NBCE - Acupuncture Exam and State Certification.

Also completion 300-Hour courses,
 you are eligible for Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture (DABCA)

Summary of the Diplomate Acupuncture Examination:

While the requirements to sit for the examination include successfully completing 300 hours of acupuncture training from a CCE accredited college or state association, programs and seminars being taught vary in structure and training.  Please refer to the 2008 JOB ANALYSIS BREAKDOWN for a complete listing of acupuncture topics and data that will be covered in the Diplomate exam.

The examinee will be expected to take a two part examination:

200 multiple choice question comprehensive written acupuncture exam.There will be no “all of the above” or “none of the above” answers.There will be one correct answer per question.Three (3) hours will be appropriated for the written exam.  Four and one half (4½) hours will be appropriated for those who have provided the necessary documentation to substantiate need.Examinees will not be given extra time to review their test at the end of the designated time allowed.  It is important to carefully read each question and give your answer to the best of your knowledge.

Oral/Practical acupuncture exam.Examinee will move through three (3) stations with two (2) proctors per station.Fifteen (15) minutes will be allowed per station.Station 1:  Point Location – choose one of several cards.  Each card will have 12 acupoints listed.  Examinee will choose 10 of 12 acupoints and demonstrate point location on themselves.Station 2:  Clean Needle – examinee will bring their own clean needle kit with them and demonstrate on themselves the ability to perform clean needle technique.Station 3:  Case Study – examinee will choose one of several cards with a case study reflecting chiropractic acupuncture.  The examinee is responsible for diagnosing the condition in chiropractic and chiropractic acupuncture terminology. Examinee will then describe how they would treat the case, explain how they chose the particular acupuncture points and treatment plan.

The ABCA will send test scores and certification status to state licensing bodies for a fee of $50.

Failure to Pass Diplomate Examination/Additional Training Requirements:

If a doctor of chiropractic fails his/her initial attempt of the two part examination, they will be allowed to retest within a 12 month period. Candidate will only be required to retest the portion of the exam he/she did not pass. If failure occurs after the second attempt of the two part examination, the candidate will be required to take 48 additional hours of chiropractic acupuncture training at an accredited college, state association or accredited post-graduate course.  Candidate will be required to submit proof of these 48 additional hours of training to the ABCA board before retaking the Diplomate examination again.

Examination Appeals:

If a candidate is convinced there is an error in any of the questions on the examination, their grievance must be submitted in writing to the ABCA within 30 days of the mailing of the test scores.  There will be a $75 fee for grievance to review score sheet.  There will be a $150 fee for grievance to review test.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Each appeal must include:

Candidates name and addressTest date and locationPortion of Exam (Written or Oral/Practical)Detailed description of the challenged grievanceAll grievances will be reviewed by the ABCA Appeals and Disciplinary Committee (ADC).  A decision will be made and the candidate will receive a written explanation to their grievance by the U.S. Postal Service within 60 days of receiving the grievance.  THE ABCA DOES NOT ALLOW CANDIDATES TO REVIEW EXAMINATION QUESTIONS IN THIS APPEALS PROCESS.

Acupuncture Certificate Program

  Seats are limited!

License Renewal: While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in selected states have been executed for these programs, it remains attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (CCAP). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention or display, shall in any way constitute NYCC endorsement. NYCC’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents.