Students & Recent Graduates
Congratulations on your journey to starting your chiropractic career. On this page, your will find resources for students and recent graduates on how to start practicing in British Columbia.
BCCA Student Membership
BCCA student membership is sponsored by BCCA members who are excited to support and welcome you to the chiropractic community in British Columbia. To qualify for complimentary student membership, you must be registered at an accredited chiropractic college.
BCCA student members receive complimentary newsletters and have access to a wide array of services to help build their practice, including continuing education and a variety of member benefits and discount programs. Please refer to the BCCA Membership page to learn more.
BCCA Recent-Grad Membership
If you are a recent grad, BCCA members sponsor (in full or part - depending on the year of study) your Association membership dues for the first three years. To learn more about membership fees, the sponsorship and application process, please contact the BCCA at 604-270-1332 or toll free at 1-866-256-1474.
Steps to Take Before and After Graduation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Student Membership?
The members of the BCCA sponsor memberships for chiropractic students registered at an accredited school of chiropractic. These memberships are in place to help provide students with guidance and information they need to begin and succeed their chiropractic practice in British Columbia.
What is the difference between the roles of the College of Chiropractors of BC and the BC Chiropractic Association?
To put it in the most simple terms the role of the College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC) is to protect and educate the public, whereas the BCCA works to serve the interests of chiropractors and the chiropractic profession. The CCBC is a body that was created through the BC Health Professions Act and which is accountable to the Government of British Columbia (Ministry of Health).
In order to ensure public protection, the CCBC licences and regulates chiropractors and sets minimum standards of practice. As part of this mandate, the CCBC has the duty to receive and investigate complaints against chiropractors, and set out and enforce appropriate corrective action.
The mandate of the BC Chiropractic Association (BCCA) is to protect the interests of and advance the chiropractic profession in BC. The BCCA works to advocate on behalf of chiropractors, educate the public on the benefits of chiropractic, and enter into partnerships that are beneficial to our members to help propel the profession forward.
In addition, BCCA provides its members with resources and information that allow them to succeed in their practice. This includes advice and consultation on business-related matters.
What are the benefits of being a BCCA member?
Please refer to the BCCA Membership page for details on member benefits.