The Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) seminar series presents practical objective-based solutions for treating the extremities.  The seminar series teaches how diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. Clinical findings are discussed and demonstrated in this intensive hands-on seminar.

Chiropractic often stresses the importance of nerve interference in the spine, but neglects that it may also occur in the extremities.  This simplified process utilizes muscle tests as indicators for adjusting, providing instant feedback for patients when their strength returns immediately.
 
These practical techniques have been working for over 1,200 fully certified CCEPs across the globe, some for over 30 years.

While these seminars do teach some of the “textbook” information behind the process, the real value is the “hands-on” approach that will teach you how to efficiently implement these methods into your care the next day . . . and with little more than your hands, you can get started without a huge investment.

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The Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP) Designate course is 105 hours in length over seven weekends. Most classes are 15 hours in length, typically spaced one month apart.

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Doctors are welcome to sit any section of the program for their continuing education hours without sitting for an examination. Being an expert in extremity adjusting may not be for everyone, but being knowledgeable about extremities can enhance all doctors' understanding of how easily spinal problems can be a result of poorly functioning extremities.
 
With this kind of knowledge it is much easier to help your patients with their difficult and non-responsive conditions, as opposed to referring those patients to extremity-based doctors.

All classes are concluded with a written examination on that material. An overall average score of (75%) seventy five percent through the seven classes will qualify you to sit for the practical exam. Seminar attendees are required to successfully complete all seven courses offered to be eligible to take the final practical evaluation.

You must be a graduate chiropractor with a diploma during your last class to qualify for the practical exam. All classes must be taken within a 5 year time span to qualify for the practical exam. An additional ($200) two hundred dollar fee is required to sit for the practical examination, which includes your first year of CCEP membership.

CCEP Final Exam Sitting Fee

 

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Prerequisites and Course Descriptions
Students who are actively enrolled in a course of study leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree may take the entire course series. However, one of the seven courses must be taken after they have earned their Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. A copy of your doctorate degree from an accredited chiropractic college must be provided to the senior instructor at the practical exam.

CCEP Certification Resources

The Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP) designate consists of seven modules.  Click on one of the course titles below to read its description.

ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF TMJ, RIBS & SHOULDER GIRDLE

ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF UPPER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING

ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF LOWER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING

ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF EXTREMITY REHABILITATION

INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES OF FOOT, GAIT AND ORTHOTICS

SOFT TISSUE METHODS FOR THE SPINE AND EXTREMITIES

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF THE EXTREMITIES


CCEP Advanced Certification Courses (New!)

ADVANCED ORTHOTICS CERTIFICATION COURSE