CCCA Confusion & Reminder2/14/2018
With all things new, there is always a period of transition and learning. We are continuing to find uncertainty regarding the Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant certification that took effect on August 1, 2017.
Your staff will achieve a CCCA status via the FCLB upon completion of their examination. This is not certification in ND. Your staff members are not authorized to practice as a CCCA until they are issued their ND State Certification (or temporary certification) from the Board.
The process to certify your staff includes 3-steps:
Step #1: Education - either (a) 24-hours of approved online education; or (b) “grandfather clause” – 2000 hours of verified experience as a CA between August 1, 2014 – August 1, 2017. This clause expires on March 1, 2018. After that date, all applicants will be required to complete the 24-hours of education.
Step #2: Examination - Successful completion of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board’s (FCLB) CCCA examination.
Step #3: State Certification - Completion & Approval of the ND State Board of Chiropractic Examiners application for CCCA Certification (including a Criminal History Record Check).
For steps #1 and #2 above, you will need to go to: www.fclb.org. Select the Chiro Assistants tab. For more information, select the Candidate Handbook link, under Program Information, in the left column of this page.
Education – about halfway down the website page, in the left column, you will find links to the approved education programs.
Examination– the link for Registration (for the examination) can be found at the top of the website page in the left column.
For step #3 above, you will need to go to the board’s website: www.ndsbce.org. Under the Chiropractic Assistant’s Menu – select Application. Once the online application has been submitted, the board office will mail the applicant their criminal history record check materials. Have those completed as soon as possible and returned to the board office. As soon as those are received in the board office, we will issue a temporary certification, so the applicant may begin working as a CCCA until the regular certification is issued.
If your staff submitted their ND application, but have not received their certification (or temporary certification), we have not received the completed background check materials. Please have those completed and submitted ASAP or contact the board office for additional information.
If your staff completed the examination and received their CCCA status via the FCLB but have not submitted their ND application with the Board, please have them do so immediately. They are not authorized to practice as a CCCA in ND until they have received their ND certification (or temporary certification).
Last, the grandfather clause for individuals that have 2000-hours of chiropractic assistant experience expires on March 1, 2018. After that date, ALL applicants will be required to complete the 24-hours of education.Please contact the board office with any questions or more information.