Membership Benefits

The Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences (CACS) is dedicated to education and research, professional excellence and clinical communication to promote the advancement of the Philosophy, Science, and Art of Chiropractic and enhance the professional welfare of chiropractors and clinical opportunities for patients everywhere.

Membership in the CACS is open to all doctors of chiropractic who wish to enhance both their professional and personal growth by participating with a group that shares the commitment to enhance their knowledge of the intricacies and importance of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. As the public is becoming more aware of the health benefits of chiropractic and as our inter-professional relationships are expanding, it is imperative that DC's, as primary care providers, remain on the cutting edge of clinical developments within the context of the profession’s foundation. Membership in the Council brings additional benefits for professional growth, including networking and referral opportunities.

Goals and Objectives
The Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences seeks to enhance the growth of knowledge, the refinement of skills and the deepening of understanding within the science of chiropractic for the individual chiropractic practitioner and the profession as a whole so that more knowledgeable, competently and safely administered chiropractic care may be provided to the public. The ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences works to fulfill its many goals through a variety of programs. The Council’s work includes:

  • Promoting continued excellence of patient care in the application of chiropractic science, philosophy, and art as it relates to the reduction, management and/or correction of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
  • Protecting the health and well being of the individual patient and public with respect to the scientific applications of chiropractic care.

The Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences is committed to accomplishing these important priorities through establishment and maintenance of credentialing systems, certification programs, and education and research protocols directed toward the advancement of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic.

Membership Benefits

  • Referral opportunities with a listing in the worldwide ICA Councils Referral Directory
  • Discounted tuition fees for the CCST and CACS diplomate programs, seminars and conference
  • 10% discount on ICA products and publications
  • Opportunity to network with colleagues
  • A periodic newsletter that keeps you current and informed
  • Ongoing education and support to develop a leadership role in your community to promote wellness among chiropractic patients and build your practice
  • Assistance with information related to chiropractic care for your chiropractic practice

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CACS Membership Application


Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T)
This highly acclaimed ten-module program is designed to increase expertise and improve clinical outcomes in spinal trauma cases through more thorough, confident case management and enhanced communication with patients and other professionals. Successful completion of the seminar modules and final examination leads to credentialing for the Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T.) through the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences. Doctors not interested in certification may also take individual seminar sessions for continuing education credit and enhanced expertise in areas of special concern.

Diplomate Program
The Diplomate of the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences (D.A.C.S.) is a unique credentialing program that provides doctors of chiropractic with a curriculum specifically directed to the Science and Clinical Management of the VSC. The program involves an intensive 3 year post-graduate program comprising of 360 hours and 30 modules. (Currently undergoing updates for distance learning)

Annual Conference and Educational Opportunities
The Council offers educational programs and Annual Conferences which offer 12-16 hours of continuing education credits. These give doctors the opportunity to sharpen their clinical skills and expand their knowledge base as they relate to the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. These meetings provide a valuable forum for the presentation and discussion of specific cases doctors encounter in their practices. Case studies are strongly encouraged, from Council members and others. Research of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex is one of our primary objectives.

For more information on the CACS programs, membership benefits, and upcoming educational programs, e-mail ( ) or call the ICA offices at 1-800-423-4690. You can also contact the CACS officers directly. They would welcome your suggestions and comments.