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Certified Chiropractic Assistant Program (CCA)
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"I send my CAs through this program because it provides them a sense of ownership for the clinic. It allows them to learn beyond the typical CA work environment, and exposes them to aspects of chiropractic that under different circumstances, they may not have the opportunity to learn."
~ Dr. Karl May, Clearwater

Objective

The KCA Certified Chiropractic Assistant Program (CCA) promotes quality care for chiropractic patients, standardizes levels of knowledge and skill of therapy staff, and promotes learning of new therapy techniques by CAs. 

Eligibility

 

Chiropractic assistants must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass a background check.

 

Course of study overview 

CCA 1 Training Course
Trains chiropractic assistants in the safe handling of patients, protected health information, common chiropractic terminology, and the fundamentals of clinical practice. Graduates of the CCA1 course will be able to provide value added services to any chiropractic clinic by providing expert assistance to the doctor of chiropractic in the non-clinical components of patient care and office procedures. Requires 100 hours of training:

  • 8 hours of class instruction with 4 hours offered at a KCA sponsored event in the spring or summer, and 4 hours offered in the fall
  • 50 hours of online training through DConline
  • 2 hours of review and testing
  • 40 hours of clinical training supervised by a licensed DC

CCA 2 Training Course
Successful completion of the CCA 1 Training Course is a requirement for the CCA 2 course. This is an advanced training course that results in a clinical chiropractic assistant who can act as a physician extender for their supervising doctor. This assistant will be able to help the doctor preform all non-physician tasks and duties as delegated by the doctor. Requires 100 hours of training:

  • 8 hours of class instruction with 4 hours offered at a KCA sponsored event in the spring or summer, and 4 hours offered in the fall
  • 50 hours of online training through DConline
  • 2 hours of review and testing
  • 40 hours of clinical training supervised by a licensed DC

Curriculum

  • Principles of Chiropractic
  • Basic anatomy of the spine
  • Patient safety
  • Jurisprudence/boundaries
  • Roles and duties of the chiropractic assistant
  • Patient clinical information
  • Charting/HIPAA
  • Modalities and therapies
  • X-ray procedures

Certification 

Graduates will be awarded certification by KCA. (First level certification is awarded after completion of 100 hours of training and passage of written exam). The CCA program complies with Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board requirements.

Contact KCA for more information on the CCA program.

 

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