Learn the answers to commonly asked questions about AICE.
- What is an AICE Chiropractor?
An AICE Chiropractor:
- Meets additional educational requirements in the desired area of special interest
- Possesses relevant training or clinical experience to meet the criteria,
- Maintains continuing professional development standards to stay current and relevant to the clinical area.
- How is a Clinical Practice Group (CPG) different to a Clinical Interest Group (CIG)?
Clinical Interest Groups consists of chiropractors with an interest in a specific sub-discipline and want to keep themselves abreast in the area, but do not wish to pursue advanced learning in their area of interest. A Clinical Practice Group chiropractor is one who is not only interested in a specific area of chiropractic, but also wishes to advance their skills via further education in their chosen area of interest.
- What level of membership am I eligible for?
Your membership level will be determined based on your qualifications and experience within your relevant area of interest. Currently, we are only taking applications within the AICE General Category and AICE Sports & Exercise category. For more information on entry requirements within these categories, please click here.
- Who should apply for General (Academic) membership type?
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.
- What is the cost to join?
The cost differs based on whether you are an ACA member. Non-ACA members pay a 50% loading on each category. The table below shows the cost involved for both ACA members and non-members.
AICE fee structure for 2019/2020. All fees are listed in Australian Dollars.
ACA Members Fee (incl GST) Application Fee (Provisional/Member/Fellow) $275.00 Annual Membership Fee for Provisional Level $330.00 Annual Membership Fee for Member/Fellows Level $660.00 CIG level Membership - Sports & Exercise group $200.00 CIG level Membership - All other groups $100.00 CIG level Membership - ACA Student Members Free
Non ACA Members Fee (incl GST) Application Fee (Provisional/Member/Fellow) $412.50 Annual Membership Fee for Provisional Level $495.00 Annual Membership Fee for Member/Fellow Level $990.00
All fees are non-refundable.
- How can I pay?
Application fees can be paid securely online at the time of submitting your online form, and if approved, you can either pay your annual membership fee online or call us to pay over the phone via credit card. We only accept Visa or Mastercard.
- What happens after I submit my application?
All applications will be sent to the relevant CPG committee to be assessed and you will be advised of the outcomes in due course. The process may take up to 2-3 weeks.
- Are there any ongoing membership requirements?
The AICE title is a living qualification which needs to be maintained by meeting the below requirements each year:
- 25 hours of continuing education (on top of the standard legal requirements of 20 hours per year).
- Fully paid annual membership dues
- Can I call myself a specialist if I am accepted as an AICE Member/Fellow?
According to the CBA Code of Conduct and Guidelines there are no recognised specialties for chiropractors. You must not use the term 'specialist’ in any advertising because of the likelihood that such advertising would mislead or deceive the general public about your chiropractic skills, qualifications and experience.