Learn the answers to commonly asked questions about AICE.

What is an AICE Chiropractor?

An AICE Chiropractor:

  • Meets additional educational requirements in the desired area of special interest
  • Possesses relevant training or clinical experience to meet the criteria,
  • Maintains continuing professional development standards to stay current and relevant to the clinical area.


What is a Clinical Practice Group (CPG)?

A Clinical Practice Group is a group of professionals that are interested in a specific sub-discipline area who wish to advance their skillset for the betterment of the community and the profession. Clinical Practice Groups (CPGs) assist in development of career pathways for chiropractors who have special interests in specific clinical areas. CPGs work within the framework provided by the Chiropractic Board of Australia.

All chiropractors are eligible to join AICE CPG at Member level. Member level chiropractors may not necessarily wish to pursue advanced learning pathways. Those who wish to advance their skills via further education in their chosen area of interest can take the titling pathways to progress further up to the Titled Member or Fellow level. 


What level of membership am I eligible for?
Your membership level will be determined based on your qualifications and experience within your relevant area of interest. Currently, we are only taking applications within the AICE General Category and AICE Sports & Exercise category. For more information on entry requirements within these categories, please click here.

Who should apply for General (Academic) membership type?
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.

What is the cost to join?
The cost differs based on whether you are an ACA member. Non-ACA members pay a 50% loading on each category. The table below shows the cost involved for both ACA members and non-members.
Limited and Academic members of ACA are eligible for a discount on Annual Membership Fee. Please click here for more details on discounted fees.

AICE fee structure for 2021-22.  All fees are listed in Australian Dollars. 

ACA Members Standard Fee (incl GST)
 Application Fee* (Titled Member/Fellow)  $275.00 (waived for 2021-22)
 Annual Membership Fee for Member Level  $330.00
 Annual Membership Fee for Titled Member/Fellows Level      $660.00
 ACA Student Members Free

Non ACA Members Fee (incl GST)
 Application Fee* (Titled Member/Fellow)  $412.50 (waived for 2021-22)
 Annual Membership Fee for Member Level  $550.00
 Annual Membership Fee for Titled Member/Fellow Level       $990.00

*Application fee has been waived for the 2021-22 membership period.
*All fees are non-refundable.
*Discounts on Annual Membership Fee only applies for Limited and Academic members of ACA. 

How can I pay?
Application fees can be paid securely online at the time of submitting your online form, and if approved, you can either pay your annual membership fee online or call us to pay over the phone via credit card. We only accept Visa or Mastercard.

What happens after I submit my application?
All applications will be sent to the relevant AICE CPG committee to be assessed and you will be advised of the outcomes in due course. The process may take up to 3-4 weeks.   

Are there any ongoing membership requirements?
The AICE title is a living qualification which needs to be maintained by meeting the below requirements each year: 

  • 25 hours of CPD per year in their relevant clinical interest area - this can be a total of 20 hours for mandatory AHPRA registration, and an extra 5 hours
  • Fully paid annual membership dues.
  • Appropriate use of AICE Titles.

Only Titled Members and Fellows are eligible to use AICE Titles/Post Nominals.

Chiropractors at Member level are not entitled to the use of AICE Titles/Post Nominals and do not possess any voting rights


Can I call myself a specialist if I am accepted as an AICE Member/Titled Member/Fellow?
According to the CBA Code of Conduct and Guidelines there are no recognised specialties for chiropractors. You must not use the term 'specialist’ in any advertising because of the likelihood that such advertising would mislead or deceive the general public about your chiropractic skills, qualifications and experience.