Dec 2016 President’s Letter

Academy President Letter
Volume 15, Number 11
December 13, 2016

From the Desk of J. R. Brandt DC, MS, FACO
Academy of Chiropractic

Dear Fellows:

This year, 2016 has marked some advances and changes for the Academy.

The new Part I examination format using online testing centers has been very successful. From our discussions with candidates who have taken the test, the process was very straightforward, and the testing center proctors were cooperative. Two dates are scheduled for 2017. May 19, 2017, and July 21, 2017. These will be the only two dates this year that Part I will be available for candidates. If interested, information has to be received 90 days before the time of the examination. Contact Dr. Jerry Wildenauer. Information is on the website.

The Part II examination was also a different format. It now includes a focused evaluation of the problem(s) presented and then a 15-minute question-and-answer timeframe with the candidate and examiners. We are continually updating and staying as current as we possibly can with trends in graduate testing. Watch the website for the exact date; it will be in late September or early October 2017.

We apologize to you for some of the SNAFU’s that have occurred in transitioning to our new website. We are still trying to recoup some of the corrupted JACO files. It looks like things are being smoothed out and we will be expanding and enhancing the website in 2017. Also, were hoping to open an online store in which you can order the orthopedic clinician pamphlets and some new items we will be offering to the membership.

Please mark your calendars for the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) annual convention on April 27-29th 2017. It will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference qualifies for voluntary certification hours with the Academy. You can contact the ACCO for further information at

We are pleased to announce some additional changes to make it easier for doctors to begin studying chiropractic orthopedics. The locations are expanding and are being set up by the University of Bridgeport Post Graduate department. This will begin in 2017, and it is anticipated classes will be scheduled in Connecticut, California, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. Also, 250 hours can be obtained online, and there will be 50 hours of classroom study. The Academy accepts up to 50 hours from re-certified Cox practitioners. Also, up to 30% of sister Diplomates whose classes are orthopedic based and not duplicative of previous orthopedic courses taken. The Academy understands the constraints of travel and time. It is for that reason we have expanded the online presence. The only hours that are acceptable online are from the orthopedic program at the University of Bridgeport (UBCC).

The Academy wants to thank you for your support, and I appreciate hearing from you.

May you have a wonderful and joyous holiday season. It is truly a special time of the year to give thanks and be grateful.

Have a Happy New Year!

Trust your hunches. There usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level…

~ Dr. Joyce Brothers 

           “… Where your achievements matter”

J. R. Brandt DC MS FACO

President / Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
1859 Warrior Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
TEL: 612-454-1472
FAX: 651-846-5590

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