The International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board shall establish and maintain board certification and diplomate status in scoliosis rehabilitation to be known as the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board. The board certification provided shall serve to identify those qualified in the application of scoliosis rehabilitation.  These specialists shall be known as Diplomates of the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board.  It should also be known that those who are board certified in chiropractic scoliosis rehabilitation shall also potentially qualify for a Fellowship in the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board.

Fellow status requirements of the ICSB are as follows: Diplomate in Scoliosis Rehabilitation, Special Achievement in scoliosis rehabilitation and/or Distinguished Service to the ICSB, and invited by majority vote of the Officers of the ICSB Executive Board.

The International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board shall conduct a minimum of one certification examination each year, with the exception of the first five (5) years.

  • To set the standards for knowledge and skills required for board certification.
  • To construct, supervise and administer comprehensive, psychometrically valid, unbiased examinations designed to evaluate those skills and knowledge.
  • To monitor, evaluate and improve the standards and procedures of the board certification process.
  • To act as the final authority on grading and certifying the scoliosis rehabilitation physician.
  • To set standards for the quality and scope of post-graduate training programs to ensure that their graduates will obtain necessary training credit toward board certification.
  • To inform the public, other professions, and other chiropractic organizations of the purposes, activities, and responsibilities of the ICSB.
  • Establish the fee for applications for all examinations.
    To compose and conduct examinations.
  • To keep records of all examinations administered by the IBE.
  • To issue board certificates and other forms of recognition to successful candidates
  • To make available lists of Diplomates who have fulfilled the requirements for board certification.
  • To submit proper and necessary reports as required by the Board.
  • To assure through due diligence that only qualified physicians with sufficient post graduate

Training and skills in scoliosis rehabilitation are board certified as scoliosis rehabilitation physicians.

All applicants for board certification as Diplomate of the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board must meet the following minimal standards:

  • Must hold a primary health care degree in allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, or osteopathic medicine. These degrees must be granted by an institution having status with an accrediting agency recognized under the Department of Health or an agency having reciprocal agreements.
  • Must have a valid license or certificate to legally practice as a primary health care physician in their country, state, province, etc. as appropriate.
  • Must complete a minimum of 300 approved hours of postgraduate studies sponsored by an institution having academic status with PACE, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), or an agency having a reciprocal agreement with the CCE, directed toward qualification to become board certified in scoliosis rehabilitation by the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board. Non-CCE education programs in the area of scoliosis rehabilitation may be reviewed by the ICSB and considered for acceptance of credit if approved by the Board.
  • Must submit an application on a form specified by the ICSB and pay a fee as set by the Executive Board.
  • Must conform to other specifications recommended by the ICSB from time to time, and approved by a majority of the Executive Board.

ALL candidates will be required to remain “Board Eligible” for a minimum of one year following the completion of the required 300 hours of postgraduate studies sponsored by an institution having academic status of HEW, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), or an agency having a reciprocal agreement with the CCE, directed toward qualification to become board certified in scoliosis rehabilitation by the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board.  “Board Eligible” is defined as practicing in a clinic-based setting for a minimum of two years, seeing a managing a minimum of 3 new scoliosis patients per month. Board Eligible status may also be fulfilled by completing a series of 10 onsite rotations, where the Board Eligible physician will train under a current ICSB Fellow. Details of these onsite rotation modules are available through the ICSB office. After two years, or completion of the 10 rotation modules, the Board Eligible physician may apply for the written portion of the Board Certification exam. Once the physician passes the written exam with an 80% passing grade, he/she will be invited to take the practical portion of the exam, which is held annually. Passing the practical portion of the exam with an 80% grade will qualify the physician as Board Certified. A Board Certification certificate will be issued once the Board Certification fee is forward to the ICSB office.

FOR MAINTENANCE OF “ACTIVE” BOARD CERTIFICATION

Twelve (12) non-online hours of annual Continuing Postgraduate Education in the area of scoliosis sponsored by an institution having status with the Council on Chiropractic Education(CCE), or the accreditation agency appropriate to the Diplomates area of training is required to maintain an “Active” Diplomate status.

Non-CCE approved continuing education programs in the area of scoliosis may be reviewed by the ICSB and considered for acceptance of credit if approved by the Board.

It is the responsibility of the individual obtaining the credits to supply a course description, syllabus and hourly breakdown of topics to the Board for review.

It is the responsibility of each Diplomate to maintain documentation of their continuing education requirements and log each hour that is completed.

Random audits by the ICSB will be performed. Board Certification is also contingent upon the physician being up-to-date on his/her annual ICSB membership dues.

Raising the Standards

The International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board is committed to raising the standards of scoliosis treatment in the Chiropractic profession to a unprecedented degree. The Chiropractic scoliosis experts of the future will provide a broad scope of treatment options that serve the needs of the patient and condition on a whole body basis and level, not just the spinal curvature.

Membership

Step 1: Download and complete the following Membership Registration Form

 

Step 2: Email Completed Form registration@chiropracticscoliosis.org
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