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Specialist Certification

Non-surgical approach to
neuromusculoskeletal biomechanical
orthopedic problems
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Maintenance of Credential (MOC)

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Neuromusculoskeletal Biomechanical Specialists

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Health Care Integration

Chiropractic Orthopedic Specialists work
alongside other health care practitioners

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Why It’s Time for a Name Change

The evolution of the name “chiropractic orthopedist” began in the 1950s. Initially, this was a localized phenomenon only in California. This postgraduate educational program began to spread in the 1960s nationwide.

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Renewing Your Membership

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Pathways to I.A.N.M. Certification Examination Eligibility

The requirements for sitting the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Diplomate examination include a minimum of 300 post-graduate hours in a specialty level program, relating to the practice of neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

Current Post-graduate Studies

Currently, post-graduate level studies are being sponsored by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic (UBCC). UBCC has 250 online hours that meet I.A.N.M. eligibility requirements. Also, 50 contact hours are available at multiple sites. For more information, click on the Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Post Doctoral Program of the University of Bridgeport at the following link: Chiropractic Continuing Education

Post-graduate Hours from Other Chiropractic Institutions

Doctors of Chiropractic may apply certified transcript hours in a post-graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics Diplomate program, obtained from one or more chiropractic institutions other than UBCC, towards the minimum 300-hour requirement for I.A.N.M. eligibility. Transcript hours will be counted only once per Diplomate course topic. Duplicate course material will not be accepted.

If you have certified transcript hours from a Chiropractic Orthopedics Diplomate program that pre-dates the current UBCC program and wish to determine eligibility, begin the application process on the Exam Calendar page.

Special Circumstances

Requests to review post-graduate study requirements other than those listed above may be considered on a case by case basis. The following material is required for the Academy to consider a special circumstances request:

  • A detailed description of the applicable course syllabus.
  • A list of instructors.
  • A certified transcript of hours completed.

The Academy will only consider certified transcript hours in a post-graduate program whose syllabus overlaps the specialty practice of neuromusculoskeletal medicine. The hours must not duplicate hours or content that the candidate is already applying towards their 300-hour requirement. Please refer to the I.A.N.M. job analysis for details. The candidate is encouraged to compare the post-graduate program with the I.A.N.M. job analysis for possible overlap before making a formal special circumstances request.

If you wish to have the Academy board consider the eligibility of alternative post-graduate studies, you must send a written request for a special circumstances determination to the Executive Director along with a $190.00 USD fee to the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Your course syllabus, transcript hours and list of instructors are required for The Academy board to begin the review and determination process. The $190.00 USD fee is for The Academy board time and research involved for review and determination of your case. There is no guarantee that a special circumstances request will be approved, in whole or in part, as a result of paying the $190.00 USD fee.

Apply to Take the I.A.N.M. Certification Examination

Candidates who have completed the eligibility requirements for the I.A.N.M. certification examination may apply to sit for the Part I online written examination. The next upcoming examination dates are listed below, to see all of the exam dates for 2020 and 2021 please visit the Exam Calendar page.

I.A.N.M. Part I Examination Dates: 2020

Three hours are allotted to take the Part I online examination during one of the following test window dates:

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
    Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

    Thursday, July 9, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

I.A.N.M. Part II Examination Dates: 2019

The Part II test will be a timed examination consisting of three OSCE modules in a four hour period. Successful completion of the I.A.N.M. Part I examination is required. The Part II fee is $950.00, plus any testing center/proctor fees. The 2019 Part II test window dates are:

    Thursday, Nov 7 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
    Friday, Nov 8 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
    Saturday, Nov 9 – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Please contact the Academy as soon as you can with your notice of intent to sit the Academy Board examination.


Academy Executive Board

Kim Skibsted DC, FIANM(us)
West Des Moines, IA
B. Timothy Harcourt DC, FACO
Fort Myers, FL
Paul Lombardi DC, FACO
Cocoa, FL
Michael Ingui DC, MAS, FIANM(us)
Ramsey, NJ

Public Member
Kathy Beauchamp BS. CPM
West Des Moines, IA
Programmatic Chairman and Examination Board Chair
Bruce Gundersen DC, FACO
Salt Lake City, UT
Examination Board Member and Part II OSCE Chair
Kurt Olding DC, FACO
Minster, OH
Examination Board Member and NCCA Advisor
Mark Nelson DC, FACO
Cedar, MN

Associate Board Members
Roger Russell DC, MS, FACO
Henderson, NV
William Lawson DC, FIANM(us)
Austin, TX
Steven Sebers DC, FACO
Milwaukie, OR

Ronald Evans DC, FACO
The Villages, FL
Bill J. Bailey DC, FIANM(us)
Metairie, LA
Executive Director
Immediate Past President
James R. Brandt DC, MS, FIANM(us)
St. Paul, MN
Jerry Wildenauer DC, FACO
Mendota Heights, MN

Editor-in-Chief JACO
Shawn Neff DC, FACO
Martinsburg, WV
Associate Editors
James Demetrious DC, FACO
Wilmington, NC
David Swenson DC, FACO
Melrose, MA
Alicia Marie Yochum, RN, DC, DABCR
Chesterfield, MO