The new On-Line ICCSP educational program now accepting enrolment (click here)
FICS reserves the right to cancel/postpone any/all seminar(s) due to unforeseen circumstances.
Click here for eligibity for the eLS and the hands-on seminars
ICCSP Hands-on Modules
FICS Student Scholarships (Click here)
ICCSP. Previously named ICSSD. See notice on name change here ICCSP Certificate Application
Module 1 - Lower ExtremitiesA 25 hours lecture and hands-on program which covers common sports injuries of the lower extremities, pelvis and low back including treatment and soft tissue considerations, taping and rehabilitation.
Module 2 - Upper Extremities
A 25 hours lecture and hands-on program which covers common head injuries and concussion as well as sports injuries of the upper extremities, thoracic and neck including treatment and soft tissue considerations, taping, rehabilitation and return to play guidelines.
Online Portion (eLS): USD$ 2000.00.
Upper Extremity Hands-on: Additional cost and pending on the location
Lower Extremity Hands-on: Additional cost and pending on the location
Student Account Closure/Administrative fee: US$ 199.00.
Note: All amounts will be processed in Canadian Dollar equivalence based on the day's USD/CAD exchange rate. FICS is not responsible for international or bank fees charged to your account as a result of these transactions.
Do I need an ICCSP to participate on a FICS sports chiropractic team at an international event?
Yes, you need to have an ICCSP and be a member of FICS to be selected for a FICS team. This is necessary to assure the games organizers and the athletes that all doctors on the team are properly qualified and experienced, and to promote the professionalism and future of sports chiropractic.
My current chiropractic qualification is a MSc as part of my chiropractic education. Will this Masters degree that give me an advanced standing for an ICCSP?
No, the Masters degree is meant to be different from and in addition to the one you received as part of your chiropractic qualification.
I would like to know how I can convert my CCSP/DACBSP/FCCSS (Canada)/Masters Degree etc. to an ICCSP. How do I do this?
You can find this information under ‘Education’.
I am a chiropractor from an unaccredited school. Can I obtain the ICCSP?
Only graduates from accredited schools can enter our program and obtain the ICCSP. Schools that are candidates pending accreditation cannot enter our program either.
I am not a chiropractor. Can I attend your seminars (without getting the certificate)?
Unfortunately you have to be a licensed chiropractor or a final year chiropractic student from an accredited chiropractic school to participate at our hands-on seminars.
I would like to start on getting my ICCSP. Where can I apply and register for the eLS?
You can register directly for the eLS by clicking here. Also note the schedule for the required hands-on seminars.
To finish the ICCSP when does the online portion need to be completed by?
We require the full program (including the eLS) to be complete within three years. The on-line portion (eLS) can take approximately 80 hours including reading the required text, answering the quizzes and the 4 sectional exams. Please note that is an estimate as other factors such as time invested can impact on the completion time.
Why must the ICCSP be completed within three years?
It is essential that our students receive contemporary knowledge on volatile information such as knowledge on traumatic brain injuries, etc. which is why the educational program needs to be finished within three years. Besides the rather few requirements needed to obtain the ICCSP the three years gives you plenty of time to finish the education program.
How do most chiropractors complete an ICCSP?
There is no right way of completing the ICCSP and you may chose which ever order you find best. It is common that the completion of ICCSP may take up to three years.
Where can I find information on the coming ICCSP hands-on seminars?
Details regarding the coming hands-on seminars can be found on our homepage as soon as we have the information.
How much does each seminar cost?
The seminar fees vary depending on the location. If you become a member of FICS you can enrol our seminars at a reduced fee.
I want to become a member of FICS so that I can attend the seminars at a reduced fee. Where can I find more information on this?
Please go to our “Membership” webpage for more information on how to become a member of FICS.
Is there a way I can prepare for the two hand-on seminars? For example, does the eLS cover seminar material?
The required textbook for the eLS and the eLS material provide useful material for the didactic portion of the topics discussed at our seminars although the seminars are primarily hands on and designed to develop practical skills.
If you have covered the eLS at home you will be more prepared. However, the eLS does direct you to specific chapters in the required text book to prepare you for the seminars. We highly recommend addressing these specific chapters before attending.
I have paid for attending one of the seminars, but I have to leave early before the seminar finishes. Can I still get my certificate?
Only participants that have completed the whole seminar will receive a certificate. You therefore have to be there from start to finish in order to get your certificate. If this is not possible you will have to take the same seminar at another time to get your certificate towards your ICCSP. Please note that the full program has to be completed within three years.
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The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic / Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) was founded in 1987 at a meeting of national sports chiropractic leaders held in London, England, and has represented sports chiropractic on an international basis since that time.
Through the efforts and work of the FICS International Federations Commission,
FICS has signed contracts with the following International Federations to supply chiropractors at the following events:
The International Federation of Tug-of-War (TWIF)
World Outdoor Championship
Madison, Wisconsin, USA. August 28-31, 2014
European Outdoor Championship
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. September 9-12, 2015
World Indoor Championship
Volendam, Netherlands. Date: TBA
The Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)
Bucharest, Romania. June 14-15, 2014
World Cup Cadet Championships
Bucharest, Romania. September 27-28, 2014
The FICS Games Commission is accepting applications for participation at these events from the FICS Membership.
Send your application to:
Dr. Timothy W. Ray
FICS Games Commission
421 21st Ave, Suite 40
Longmont, CO 80501. USA