Hellenic Chiropractors' Association

What does it take to become a chiropractor?

What does it take to become a chiropractor?

It has come to our attention that there are programs claiming to teach chiropractic in Greece. Currently there are no ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education) or CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education – USA) accredited chiropractic programs in Greece. ECCE or CCE accreditation and recognition is necessary for any chiropractic program to be deemed valid. This recognition is necessary to ensure quality services are provided by chiropractors in the European Union, Greece, as well as in other parts of the world where the chiropractic profession is regulated.

Accredited chiropractic programs at universities are completed after 4,500 to 5,500 hours of training within 4 to 5 academic years. Therefore, any certificate, degree, or diploma received in Greece from non-accredited organizations, after only a few hours of practice, and under the guidance of trainers who are not chiropractors themselves, are not, and will not be, recognized by the Hellenic Chiropractors Association, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and thus are not valid for professional use anywhere else in the world where chiropractic is regulated.

According to the World Health Organization "Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on general health".

The Hellenic Chiropractors Association warns the public of the existence of "Fake" chiropractors with training that is considered to be substandard when compared to international standards and their inadequate knowledge that makes them dangerous to the public health at large. We also urge the public to seek a chiropractor only through the Hellenic Chiropractors Association website (provide link).

In case you are interested and are serious about learning chiropractic, we encourage you to visit the links below to find an accredited chiropractic program.

World Federation of Chiropractic - Chiropractic Educational Institutions

European Chiropractors Union - Accredited Colleges and Courses

Laws and DOATAP directives are constantly changing and you should always contact DOATAP before committing to a chiropractic program.

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.