The levels within the General/Academic or Clinical Practice Groups (CPG) Membership Categories are listed below.
Under the General Category
This category of membership is for chiropractors who have obtained a higher research degree from a University and have published research. This category is intended for academically oriented chiropractors within the profession.
- No special interest experience required
- Fellow (holds a doctoral research degree + at least five publications)
- Titled Member - formerly known as Member (holds a Master level research degree + at least two publications)
- Member - formerly known as Provisional(must be enrolled in a research degree)
Clinical Practice Group Category
To be a Fellow of AICE means you must have attained the highest level of knowledge and competence in your given area of interest.
To be a Titled Member (formerly known as Member) of AICE means you must have attained a high-level knowledge and competence in your given area of interest.
Member - entry level
Member level (formerly known as Provisional) is suitable for chiropractors who have a special interest in areas of Sports & Exercise, Neuroscience, Paediatrics, Pain or Wellbeing & Lifestyle Medicine, and be a part of the group by observing and being informed about this area
Chiropractors with an interest in a specific discipline area but not wishing to pursue advanced learning pathways under AICE can join at this level. If they choose to pursue titling they need to progress further into Titled Member from this level. Mentorship and other resources will be available for those who choose to progress to Titling pathways from Member level.
This level of membership is for ACA members only. ACA students can join the CIG level. Chiropractors who just wish to be a part of the group with limited benefits can also join this level.
- Only Fellows and Titled Members are eligible to use AICE Titles/Post-nominals.
- Voting rights only available for Fellow and Titled Member level.
Higher standards will apply for all membership levels starting from 2024 i.e. to progress from a Titled Member to a Fellow, a chiropractor will need to undertake a two-year university training program (equivalent to a master’s degree), that consists of a facilitated program of professional development, including regular study, formal case presentations, audit reports and trial examinations. At the end of the training program, you will need to pass the final practical and oral examinations after the grandparenting period ends.