Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACO) and Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) Joint Announcement

February 12, 2018

The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists announces that it will accept 250 credit hours from the Forensics Diplomate program to qualify to sit the Academy Board.

Dr. James Brandt, president, of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists stated; “The Forensics Diplomate includes 200 hours (core requirements) of the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Post-Graduate Program requirement through the University of Bridgeport and the additional forensic specific component of impairment and disability evaluation fits perfectly into the Orthopedic Diplomate program.”

Dr. Warren Jahn, educational liaison and past president of the ACA Council on Forensic Sciences, applauds the ACO in recognizing that the majority of the CFS Diplomate Training requirements qualifies students to sit the Orthopedic Diplomate examination.  Forensic sciences (application of medical facts to legal issues and/or proceedings) is a subspecialty and provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based educational activities that is a natural progression of the Orthopedic Diplomate.

Dr. Brandt went on to state that “50 additional hours from the University of Bridgeport can also be applied to complete the requirement.”

This is an opportunity for Academy members who are interested in the subspecialty can contact Forensics Sciences at

The coursework required to complete the forensics process can be obtained on this website.

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