Research & Literature

Research & Literature

Index to Chiropractic Literature

The Chiropractic Library Collaboration (CLC) is an ACC Work Group comprised of librarians from member colleges and universities. CLC manages the Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) and its accompanying thesaurus, Chiropractic Subject Headings (ChiroSH). ICL helps chiropractic clinicians, educators, students, and researchers find chiropractic literature and related resources.
Research & Literature

Journal of Chiropractic Education

The Journal of Chiropractic Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing research and scholarly articles pertaining to education theory, pedagogy, methodologies, practice, and other content relevant to the health professions academe. Journal contents are of interest to teachers, researchers, clinical educators, administrators, and students.
Research & Literature

Clinical Compass

The Clinical Compass collaborates with every major chiropractic organization, many states and their respective associations, individual chiropractors, as well as other healthcare providers interested in providing the best, most evidence based care to their patients. Participation and process are as transparent as possible, and a diverse cross-section of the chiropractic profession is represented.

Accreditation, National Board
Exam & Licensing


Council on Chiropractic Education

CCE is the national accrediting Agency for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs within the United States. Accreditation provides assurances of educational quality and institutional integrity to governments, jurisdictional licensing and regulatory bodies, institutions, professional organizations, students, other accrediting agencies and the public at large.

Board Exam

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), including the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE), is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession. The NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.

State Licensing

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards

The FCLB serves as a non-profit clearinghouse and forum for the discussion of important regulatory issues. The annual conference and district meetings provide an opportunity for a healthy exchange of ideas and viewpoints, as well as unified adoption of resolutions protecting the profession’s examining regulatory standards and ultimately the consumer public.