Diplomates / Fellows

fellowsMembership and Maintenance of Credentials


Members of the Academy are designated as Fellows of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO). Academy membership is comprised of board certified chiropractic orthopedists. Academy membership is limited to doctors of chiropractic who have completed the extensive post-doctoral education in non-surgical orthopedics, biomechanical, and neuromuscloskeletal medicine, and have passed the orthopedic specialty board certification examination. They have been awarded Diplomate certification either as Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO) or Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO). The Academy is independent from all chiropractic political organizations. No other chiropractic organization membership is necessary for membership in the Academy. Click here to see our Membership page.

Maintenance of Credentials

The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists maintains a database of the credentials (Maintenance of Credentials) required for a Board certified chiropractic orthopedists. The Academy serves as a sole source for verification of credentials of Academy members, Fellows of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO). Fellows of the Academy are able to maintain a recertification program that currently includes a continuing education process that encompasses a yearly cycle corresponding to your dues payment. Click here to see more information. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists has selected fine quality certificate frames by Framing Success for our members. Proudly display and protect your Diplomate and Fellows certificates in a prestigious, yet affordable frame from Framing Success. Click here to find out more.