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The certification process to become an Advanced Graduate of Orthospinology is rigorous and any Doctor who has successfully completed this level of proficiency should be respected as a fully-certified Advanced Graduate Orthospinology practitioner.

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Simplifying the certification experience.

1. Complete Orthospinology Courses

Attendance and completion of the following: Basic 1, Basic 2, Advanced Workshop, Annual Symposium.

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2. Pay Your Testing Fees

A testing fee of $450 is required for all doctors who wish to apply for certification as an Advanced Graduate of Orthospinology.

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3. Submit Cases

Once payment is confirmed, Simultaneously submit five (5) consecutive new patient cases of radiographs that conform to the Orthospinology Procedure. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the examination.

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Are there any pre-certification requirements for the Advanced Graduate of Orthospinology accreditation?

A Doctor of Chiropractic degree and completion of all Orthospinology classes are required prior to submission of radiographs for certification.

How much does it cost to become certified? 

In addition to the costs of the Basic 1, 2 and Advanced Workshop, a testing fee of $450 is required for all doctors who wish to apply for certification as an Advanced Graduate of Orthospinology.

What does the certification process look like? 

A Doctor of Chiropractic must simultaneously submit five consecutive new patient cases of radiographs (or digital images, preferably .dcm format) that conform to the Orthospinology Procedure requirements. The Doctor is responsible for the application of all information taught in the classes and published in the textbook. 

How is the certification test graded? 

The reviewer, an Advanced Graduate of Orthospinology, will grade the radiographs based on strict criteria created using information from all classes and the textbook. Point values are assigned to each step, and the reviewer may award all, some, or none of the points for each criterion. A total score for each case is calculated along with a cumulative score (the sum of points awarded for each of five cases). A score of 80% or greater is required on the cumulative score to pass the examination.