Entry Requirements General

General category of membership is for chiropractors who have obtained a higher research degree from a University and have published research articles. This category is intended for academically oriented chiropractors within the profession - no clinical focus required.  

General Category Entry Requirements - Grandparenting Phase (2019-2025)


Levels General Category Entry requirements 


  • PhD 


  • Minimum 5 peer-reviewed publications
Titled Member


  • MSc or MPhil


  • Minimum 2 peer-reviewed publications


  • Research degree



Grandparenting phase has been extended up to 2025. Higher standards will apply for all membership levels after the grandparenting phase i.e. to progress from a Member to a Fellow, a chiropractor will need to undertake a two-year university training program (equivalent to a master’s degree), that consists of a facilitated program of professional development, including regular study, formal case presentations, audit reports and trial examinations.  At the end of the training program you will need to pass the final practical and oral examinations after the grandparenting period ends.