There are two core membership categories and four key levels of membership within AICE.  


  1. General Category, and
  2. Clinical Practice Group (CPG) Category

Chiropractors can join one of levels listed below, within the General or CPG category:

  1. Fellow
  2. Titled Member 
  3. Member
  4. Student (only open for ACA Students)



General Category

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


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.


Clinical Practice Group Category

AICE recognises a number of clinical interest areas, where members with (or looking to gain) additional skills and experience are able to join.

These Clinical Practice Groups (CPG) have the following roles:

  • To recognise experience and qualifications relevant to each subject area.
  • To encourage further, relevant continuing professional development.
  • To define and uphold the competencies of CPG members as they pertain to each subject area.
  • To review, disseminate and develop the evidence-base in each subject area.
  • To support CPG members in developing and extending skills and knowledge in relevant subject areas.
  • To promote networking with people with shared interests in the relevant clinical area.
  • To foster open inquiry and debate among practitioners and the wider healthcare community.