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 is available for ACA members only. This level is mainly for students who have an interest in a specific sub-discipline (although ACA Chiropractors can join with limited benefits). After graduation, students will be able to move up to Member level within AICE. A regular chiropractor with specific clinical focus can join AICE CPG category which consists of Member, Titled Member and Fellow level.
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. All chiropractors are eligible to join AICE CPG at Member level. Those who do not wish to pursue advanced learning pathways, but are simply interested in keeping themselves abreast in the area can also join and choose to stay at Member level.
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 2020-21. All fees are listed in Australian Dollars.
The standard fee has been pro-rated until the next financial year (1 July 2021)
|ACA Members||Standard Fee (incl GST)||Pro-rata Fee (incl. GST)|
|Application Fee* (Titled Member/Fellow)||$275.00||N/A|
|Annual Membership Fee for Member Level||$330.00||$165|
|Annual Membership Fee for Titled Member/Fellows Level||$660.00||$330|
|CIG level Membership - ACA Members only||$200.00||$100|
|CIG level Membership - ACA Student Members||Free||N/A|
|Non ACA Members||Fee (incl GST)||Pro-rata Fees (incl. GST)|
|Application Fee* (Titled Member/Fellow)||$412.50||N/A|
|Annual Membership Fee for Member Level||$550.00||$275|
|Annual Membership Fee for Titled Member/Fellow Level||$990.00||$495|
*Entry standards have been eased temporarily, and application fee has been waived off for the rest of 2020-21, only for those applying for Member (formerly Provisional) level.
*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 CPD per year in their relevant clinical interest area - this can be a total of 20 hours for mandatory AHPRA registration, and an extra 5 hours
- Fully paid annual membership dues.
- Appropriate use of AICE Titles.
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.