The ABCI is the credentialing agency that coordinates the quality of education material, grading examinations, and credetialing process.
Advances the quality of clinical competency for doctors of chiropractic specializing in diagnosis and treatment of internal disorders through certification and recertification of those doctors who demonstrate excellence in the chiropractic internist practice.
The ABCI shall promote the advancement of chiropractic internal medicine by identifying to professionals and the public those chiropractors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification in chiropractic internal medicine.
Candidate testing for Part I, Part II, and Part III of the board examination is held:
4th weekend of April 3rd weekend of October
All paperwork is due FIVE weeks before exam!!! March 22nd 2013 (preferably ASAP) Please see the ABCI application link where you can copy and paste the application into a word document to submit via mail to the address listed on the application.
Please Note: Next test is April 27th 2013 (Part 1 and 2) and Sun. April 28th (Part 3).
The models for the male and female exam have asked us to conduct a review before testing for part 3 for their safety and comfort.
This is highly recommended.
Dr. Cindy Howard will offer a review on Sat afternoon before the test if there is enough interest. You will need to contact Lynn at Dr. Howard’s office at 708-479-0020. Or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up for the review.
Retakes at Symposium
If you have 4 or less writtenretakes to take you may be eligible to take them at symposium in July. You will need to contact Dr. Boudro at email@example.com to confirm your that you are eligible to for this retake policy.
Part 1 Consists of
History and Physical Exam (Sessions 1,2,3) Female Disorders and Pharmacognosy (Sessions 4,5,11)
Blood Chemistry (Sessions 6,7,8)
Cardio (Sessions 9 and 10)
Hair and Renal (Session 16
Part 2 Consists of
Pediatrics and Geriatrics (Sessions 12, 13, 15)
Pulmonary and Vascular (Sessions 14, 19, 20, 21)
Allergy and Ecological (Sessions 17 and 18)
Neoplastic and Aids (Sessions 22 and 23)
Gastrointestinal (Sessions 24 and 25)
Comprehensive practical exam
New Policy (Symposium 2011)
Once a student has successfully completed all sessions of the DABCI program and passed all module
examinations, they are eligible to take the ABCI board examination. (Candidates
may take Part 1 when they have completed all sessions for that exam). The
candidate has a period of 2 years from the date that all requirements are
completed to initially sit for the examination. From the date the candidate
sits the initial examination, they have 2 years to complete the examination
process. If the candidate fails to complete all parts of the examination with
the 2 year period, they must attend an additional 24 hours of DABCI coursework
to be eligible to retest the examination. Furthermore, those candidates that
have completed the DABCI course prior to the October 2011 examination will have
until April 2013 to start the testing process and 2 additional years to pass
all sections of the examination.
Attend the Annual Symposium once every 2 years as mandatory. Obtain 12 hours annually of continuing education that meets the criteria of the Board.
In the event you don't attend the Symposium annually you may elect to fulfill your 12 hour requirement in the following manner:
1. teach a class for the DABCI degree,
2. Publish a paper or
3. Attend one of the 26 sessions of the DABCI program or
4. Attend an ACA Nutrition Diplomate program.
These are the links to the currently approved course sponsors: