International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) Courses

International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) is offering accelerated standing in the ICSC program and Northeast College secured continuing education credits for DCs in selected states.

Athletes around the world want chiropractic care. The profession is in demand on a global scale.

Completion of the ICSC is a requirement for volunteers working as part of the FICS sports chiropractic team, at an International event like the CSIT and the World Games. We are offering doctors who have their CCSP a unique opportunity to obtain their International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) here in the USA!

Members who hold a postdoctoral sports-specific chiropractic degree are considered for expedited certification.

Members who hold postdoctoral sports-specific chiropractic accreditation may request a review of credentials for consideration of expedite certification. To be recognised by FICS, the content of other degrees, fellowships, or certificates would need to contain specifically the treatment of athletes, assessment of injuries on and off the field of play, concussion protocols, head trauma, facial injury assessment as well as care and imaging of sports injuries. If you are not sure about your degree and what you need to complete for the awarding of the ICSC, send a copy of your degree and transcript to, and we will assist you with the requirements you need to complete. The expedited process provides doctors holding a recognised postdoctoral degree with complete educational content in their quest for the ICSC certification. This process considered the education scope and sequence needed to attain the ICSC and the best pathway for doctors to gain all the needed content to cover an international certification.

Therefore, to qualify for the ICSC doctors will be required to complete three learning components:

  • FICS Upper Extremity Live Hands-on Module Course; (This seminar includes the head injury in sport component)
  • FICS Module ICSC09 (Special Population athletes); and
  • FICS Module ICSC10 (International Sports Chiropractic)

At the time of registration for the Upper Extremity course, doctors will automatically be given ICSC10 for no extra charge, however, you will need to go to the FICS shop to purchase ICSC09

Additional evidence required at the time of completion:

  • CPR or equivalent credentials -- not more than two years old;
  • A copy of your transcript or diploma from your accredited chiropractic institution;
  • Current chiropractic license and copy of your diploma.

FICS acknowledges the following for expedite ICSC requirements**

  • Masters of Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science (Canada)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (USA)
  • DACBSP® -- American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (USA)
  • Diplomate in Sports Chiropractic (USA)
  • IFEC Sports Chiropractic Program, (France)

**The acceptable master's program for advanced standing is sports medicine. The Masters in Exercise and Sport Science degree DOES NOT qualify. The missing curriculum is sports injury assessment of the upper and lower limb, emergency care of the athlete concussion, and imaging of the athlete.

FICS have several international events coming to the USA which will require FICS accredited sports chiropractors and opportunities at international events.

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ICSC Courses