A Brief History
The Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) was established in 2001 by the world’s regional chiropractic accrediting agencies (CCEs). These member agencies combined their efforts to collaborate, assure excellence and consistent quality improvement in chiropractic education through accreditation.
Accreditation is an important quality assurance and quality improvement mechanism for chiropractic professional education. The quality of accreditation standards and assessment of programmes against those standards provides assurance that the education provider produces a competent graduate with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practice in the profession. In recognising the need for internationally accepted standards, the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) acknowledges that education systems are part of the richly diverse and innovative cultures of a geographic jurisdiction. The accreditation process thus respects the autonomy of the educational programme, national legislation and regulations, and acknowledges that there is no single best way to produce a competent chiropractor. Specific policies, procedures and even educational requirements, may vary to a certain extent as they reflect local academic traditions and/or legislation in a jurisdiction. Adherence to internationally accepted standards also helps facilitate recognition of students and graduates across member agency regions.
As chiropractic continues to expand outside areas covered by the current member agencies, the CCEI is available to assist with the development of additional member agencies or inquiries related to educational standards and accreditation.
Officers and Board of Directors
The CCEI Executive Committee
President Cynthia Peterson, RN, DC, DACBR, M.Med.Ed.
Vice President Michael Shobbrook, AM, BSc, MChiro
Treasurer/Secretary Lynn Shaw, PhD, OT
The CCEI Board of Directors
Nominated by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia
Stefan Pallister, DC, Dip HA
Michael Shobbrok, AM, BSc, MChiro
Nominated by the European Council on Chiropractic Education
Mark Webster BSc, DC, MSc, FBCA, FRCC, FEAC, SFHE
Cynthia Peterson, RN, DC, DACBR, M.Med.Ed.
Nominated by the Federation of Canadian Chiropractic
Council on Chiropractic Education Canada
Lynn Shaw, PhD, OT