Recertification

While our doctors do not have an expiration date of their certification, they do have continuing education requirements to remain active. A CCSP is required to obtain 12.0 CEUs (hours) and a DACBSP is required to obtain 24 CEUs (hours) in a 1 year period.

In addition, they must pay an annual recertification fee and maintain a current CPR/AED certification. If a doctor should not meet their recertification requirements at the end of a renewal period, they will go into inactive status.

Certification

The DACBSP (Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians) certification requires the doctor to first achieve CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) certification. The CCSP requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate CCSP program. The hours mentioned are class hours. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination to receive the CCSP certification.

Once CCSP status has been achieved, the doctor may work toward DACBSP certification. To do so, the doctor must attend an additional minimum of 200 class hours. Doctors wishing to achieve DACBSP status then have four basic components they must successfully complete within 3 years of completion of the DACBSP Program. The four components are:
  1. DACBSP Written Examination
  2. DACBSP Practical Examination
  3. DACBSP Practical Experience Requirement
  4. DACBSP Written Requirement Project

CCSP & DACBSP

Certifications: CCSP & DACBSP

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

The CCSP certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate CCSP program. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination to receive the CCSP certification.

Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

The DACBSP certification requires the doctor to first achieve CCSP certification.
The doctor must attend an additional minimum of 200 class hours. Doctors wishing to achieve DACBSP status then have four basic components they must successfully complete within 3 years of completing the DACBSP Program; 1) Written Exam, 2) Practical Exam, 3) Practical Experience Hours, and 4) Written Project. Information concerning these four components are found in the Candidate Handbook.