Promoting Excellence and Assuring Quality in Chiropractic Education
To assure the quality and integrity of its accredited doctor of chiropractic degree programs and solitary purpose chiropractic institutions.
The Council is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the
national accrediting body for Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs and solitary
purpose chiropractic institutions. It is also recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation as the accrediting body for solitary purpose chiropractic
institutions. Thus, the Council is accountable to each of these organizations and
is subject to periodic reviews by them.
Examples of the Council’s responsibilities include:
1. Promoting through the accreditation process, excellence in chiropractic education and the safe and effective delivery of quality health care to patients;
2. Advocating scholarly activity, research and service in chiropractic education;
3. Establishing and maintaining standards for its accredited programs and institutions while providing adequate opportunities for comment;
4. Assuring the quality and integrity of its accredited programs and institutions by verifying, through the peer review process, compliance with accreditation standards;
5. Developing and maintaining a program of awareness of the mission and functions of the Council for the public, the profession, and chiropractic programs and institutions; and,
6. Providing collaborative assistance to institutions and/or programs seeking or maintaining accreditation status.