What’s Next After You Graduate?

Congratulations, new chiropractic graduate. You’re well on your way to becoming a practising chiropractor. There are just a few more steps to complete before you become a member of the OCA.

Before registering with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), candidates must successfully complete the following examinations:

  • Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) knowledge-based examinations;
  • CCEB Clinical Competency Examinations; and
  • CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination.

CCEB exam results are emailed within six weeks of the exam date. If your results are not received within eight weeks, please  contact the CCEB.  Once you successfully complete the CCEB examinations and submit an original final transcript, you will receive a CCEB Certificate and the CCO will be notified that you have done so.

You can learn more about these examinations on the CCO website.

All practising chiropractors in Ontario must be licensed by College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO):

Among other requirements (see above links), prospective CCO members must first:

Upon successful completion of the CCEB examination and CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination, the CCO will send candidates an application form to be completed for membership. For questions about CCO registration, please call the CCO at 416-922-6355 ext. 113.

While you are waiting for your license number from the CCO you can apply to become a member of the OCA. While your application will not be fully processed until we receive your CCO license number, please feel free to begin your OCA application now and call us when you receive it. Our number is 416‐860‐0070 (toll-free: 1‐877‐327‐2273).

As a new graduate, you have a new, optional way to access your OCA membership benefits. Starting in the 2019-2020 membership year, recent graduates in their first year as licensed chiropractors may volunteer with the OCA through our Save & Serve program, instead of paying for their membership.

Learn more about our Save & Serve with the OCA program.

Visit chiropractic.ca and click Join Now, followed by clicking “CCA Membership Application (New Graduate).”

If you have any questions, contact CCA’s Member Engagement Team at membership@chiropractic.ca or call 1-877-222-9303/416-585-7902.

One of the benefits of OCA membership is access to professional liability insurance through the CCPA.

To qualify, make sure to meet this checklist of requirements:

  • A Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from an accredited chiropractic college, such as CMCC, UQTR or University of Western States
  • Successful completion of the CCEB examination
  • Licensure from your relevant provincial regulator
  • Membership in good standing in the Canadian Chiropractic Association and your relevant provincial chiropractic association, such as the OCA

To register for membership with CCPA: Visit www.ccpaonline.ca and click “BECOME A CCPA MEMBER” on the top right corner

If you have questions, please call 416-781-5656 or 1-800-668-2076, or admin@ccpaonline.ca

To learn more, call 416-781-5656 or 1-800-668-2076 or visit  www.ccpaonline.ca.

Jumpstart Your Career

CMCC, OCA, CCA, CCO and CCPA worked together to create this Jumpstart Your Career Guide — a simple, single source of key information you need as a new chiropractic graduate to start your career. It covers the steps to take after graduation to move your career forward, as well as Continuing Education (CE) information and more.

The Jumpstart guide is available to download as a PDF below or visit our mobile-friendly Jumpstart 2020 page, which you can use anywhere, anytime you need it.

Jumpstart 2020 (Mobile-friendly)
Jumpstart 2020 (Download PDF)