FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE C.C.S.T. PROGRAM?

Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma -- recognized as the C.C.S.T.  Certification -- is a highly acclaimed, comprehensive post-graduate certification program that presents current Chiropractic applications of critical protocols for coordinating clinical case management and records management for trauma cases, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, functional improvement, assessment, adjustive technique and rehabilitation, and other integrative components for care of spinal trauma.

The certification, credentialed through the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences ("CACS"), is renowned for its exceptional combination of groundbreaking research updates and practical clinical applications.  Dan Murphy, D.C. is the developer and primary lecturer of this comprehensive post-graduate curriculum, bringing his distinctive combination of extensive experience, supportive research references, and intensive, focused clinical insights for the practitioner to this popular program.

WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THE SEMINAR MODULES?

The program material in each seminar module is developed to be put to work in chiropractic practice to enhance quality of care and provide practical resources for doctors to meet the challenges of spinal trauma care in today's health care marketplace environment.  The topics covered in each of the ten program modules present current and clinically relevant information with research references and useful tools doctors can implement immediately following the program, on: 

  • trauma neurology 
  • mechanisms of injury
  • examination and assessment of injury cases
  • clinical trauma case management concerns
  • documentation, recordkeeping and reporting management

For a list of seminar module topics presented in the program, visit the C.C.S.T. schedule.  For overviews of individual module content visit each module topic listing.

CAN I BENEFIT FROM TAKING INDIVIDUAL MODULES IN THE SERIES, EVEN IF I'M NOT WORKING TOWARDS CERTIFICATION?

Yes!  Each seminar module is dedicated to provide valuable information and useful tools which doctors can implement immediately following the seminar to improve the quality of care for each patient in their practice. 

Doctors may take individual seminar sessions for enhanced expertise in areas of special concern and interest, and for continuing education relicensure credit in approved states.You are welcome to attend portions of the program even if you aren't intending to become certified as a C.C.S.T. doctor. 

HOW DO I GET CREDIT APPLIED TOWARDS THE CCST CERTIFICATION FOR SEMINAR ATTENDANCE?

The C.C.S.T. Seminar Program is co-sponsored through different organizations each year that it is presented; the attendance records for each seminar are forwarded by the cosponsoring organization directly to the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences, and hours of attendance are archived by the Council for credit towards completing the educational requirements for the C.C.S.T. Certification.

  • The core Educational Attendance requirements for certification involve attendance to a minimum of 9 of the 10 individual 12-hour seminar modules of the C.C.S.T. program. 

  • For any questions and details on arrangements that may be addressed with any individual difficulties in scheduling and completing the program in this time frame, contact the Council directly.

HOW DO I COMPLETE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE C.C.S.T. CREDENTIAL?

A Final Certification Examination must be completed by doctors who have attended 9 of the 10 seminar modules, with the testing results administered through the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences.  
Membership registration in the Applied Sciences Council is a requisite for completing the C.C.S.T. certification credentialing requirements, as the Council is the credentialing body that issues your C.C.S.T. certification, provides your official certification documentation, maintains your qualifications records on file, and publishes updated certification listings in the ICA Sciences Councils Referral Directory. 
C.C.S.T. credentials maintenance and servicing are provided through your membership in the Council with the  dues payment of $75.00; you do not need to provide any additional credentialing registration or maintenance fee, the service is provided to you in conjunction with your Council membership benefits. 

For additional information on certification credentialing and Council credentials maintenance, contact the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences (Phone to 703-528-5000 or Email to science@chiropractic.org).

CAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE C.C.S.T. PROGRAM?

Students are welcome to attend any of the modules of the C.C.S.T. seminar series. For more information on student participation and guidelines for certification credentialing, contact the ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences.  


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