The Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice

Community in Chiropractic: Wellness in the World


The purpose of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice is to offer professional board recognition of specialty programs relevant to family practice. It accomplishes this through collaboration with academic and clinical leaders in the chiropractic profession to fulfill the need for promoting the evidenced based family practice.


The Academy evaluates and endorses international post graduate certification and diplomate programs relevant to family care by participating in course development, test compilation, administration, grading and certification of eligible candidates for Board Certifications in Chiropractic pertaining to family practice. This includes Certifications and Diplomates in Pediatrics, Perinatal Care, Women’s Health and Family Wellness. The Academy consists of the Academy Board, its Specialty Councils and its Advisors, an international  community of expert clinical and academic representatives  to establish post graduate content and the advancement of specialties within the profession.


The Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice maintains and improves the quality of chiropractic practice by assisting the Academy Councils in their efforts to develop and utilize evidenced based professional and educational standards for the certification of specialists. The intent of both the initial certification and the maintenance of certification is to provide assurance to the public that a specialist certified by a Council of the ACFP has successfully completed an approved educational program and evaluation process which includes components designed to assess the knowledge, judgment, professionalism and clinical and communication skills required to provide quality patient care in that specialty. The Academy serves to coordinate the activities of its Councils and to provide information concerning issues involving certification of family practice chiropractors.


The Academy is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Membership dues support the advancement of post graduate courses and research projects for the benefit of the entire profession. Academy membership is open to all Chiropractors who have achieved Certification and Diplomate Status in Family Practice related specialties.

Join us in unifying the profession, the colleges and practitioners in family chiropractic care.

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