Registration Requirements for Internationally Educated Chiropractors

To practise as a regulated health professional in Ontario, you must be a member of your profession’s regulatory college and hold a certificate of registration. Regulated health professionals are required by law to deliver competent, ethical and professional services, and are accountable to the public through their respective colleges.

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate chiropractors in Ontario. Every chiropractor practising in Ontario must be a registered member of the College.

Ontario Registration Requirements

To practise as a chiropractor in Ontario, internationally educated chiropractors must hold a Certificate of Registration and meet the requirements set out by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO). To become eligible for the Certificate of Registration, internationally educated chiropractors must meet the following registration requirements:

  1. Complete the requirements for graduation from a chiropractic education program accredited or recognized through reciprocal agreement by the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Educational Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards.
  2. Submit official or notarized copies of all transcripts from an accredited chiropractic educational institution.
  3. Submit notarized photos of the applicant.
  4. Provide proof of Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident Status or Employment Authorization.
  5. Complete application and submit fee.
  6. Provide a letter of good standing from all jurisdictions in which you have practised as a chiropractor or been registered as a chiropractor.
  7. Successfully complete the following examinations:
    • Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) knowledge-based and Clinical Competency examinations;
    • CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination.

To learn more about the registration requirements, please visit the College of Chiropractors of Ontario website.


How the Access Centre Can Help

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