IVCA Certification Exam

The IVCA Certification Exam is developed and operated by the International Certification Commission for Animal Chiropractic (ICCAC) – an independent certification body of the IVCA. The ICCAC endeavors to establish the highest standards of competency in animal chiropractic care.

Students must have successfully completed an IVCA approved course before sitting the IVCA certification exam. Successful completion of the IVCA certification exam is a prerequisite to IVCA membership.

IVCA Certification Exam Format

Please note that all exams are conducted in English or German. You need to select your choice of language in the Examination Application form.

Written Paper:

This is a paper of 140 multiple choice questions and lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Practical Exam:

Students are required to set up for a given selection of listings (including upper cervical, cervicals, thoracolumbar, sacropelvic and extremities) on both dog and horse.

Students will then be given a case scenario for a dog or horse. They will be examined and accessed on their ability to deal with the case.

IVCA Certification Exam Syllabus

All topics studied at an IVCA approved basic course may be included in the IVCA certification exam (including: anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, relevant pathology, physiology, rehabilitation, ethics, philosophy and legalities and all listings).

IVCA Certification Exam Dates

Certification Exams are usually held the day after the provider’s end of course exams at the same location as the school. Please find the dates of the next exams here.

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