The acronym DIBAK stands for Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology. The Diplomate degree is awarded by the International College of Applied Kinesiology to any member who has met the various selection criteria as well as to the following evaluation requirements: Skills required to sit for the exam
Have a minimum of 3,500 hours of professional training or equivalent
Have completed 300 hours of training in Applied Kinesiology including 100 hours of advanced training, with 2 certified teachers.
The doctor must have more than 3 years of practice in Applied Kinesiology
Must have prerequisites to be a member of its ICAK national chapter
Must be a member of his chapter for at least 1 full year
Have attended a meeting of his chapter.
Must have written and submitted 2 scientific articles subject to the publication standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
What the exam includes
5 theoretical portions composed individually of 100 questions. Participants have 1 hour per theoretical section.
1 practical exam of 10 questions
The writing and presentation of 2 scientific articles of the case study type or equivalent.
According to the established international legislation of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) the International Board of Examiners (IBE) is responsible for each of the candidate evaluations for the ICAK Diplomat Following the success of each part of the evaluation, the IBE must confer the title of Diplomate on the candidate. The latter will be recognized as a Diplomat of ICAK, named: DIBAK
DIBAKs in Canada
Dr Jean-Sébastien Bernier D.C., B.Sc., Chiropractor Dr Hans Boehnke DC, Chiropractor Dr Yacine Chickh DC, Chiropractor Dr François Fortin DC, Chiropractor Dr Geneviève Gagné DC, Chiropractor Dr Judith Genest DC, Chiropractor Dr Jay Grossman DC, ND, MSc, Chiropractor, Naturopathic Doctor Dr Charles Héroux DC., Chiropractor Dr Sébastien Houle DC, MSc, Chiropractor Dr Justin Jefferson-Falardeau DC, MSc, Chiropractor Dr Mathieu Joyal DC, Chiropractor Dr Benoit Lambert DC, Chiropractor Dr Maxime Lavoie DC, Chiropractor Dr Julie Péloquin DC, Chiropractor Dr Frédéric Rancourt DC, Chiropractor Dr Karoline Séguin DC, Chiropractor Dr Anne-Eugénie Simard DC, Chiropractor Dr Catherine Therrien DC, Chiropractor
How to become a DIBAK?
The criteria to become DIBAK and pass the exam are on the website: ibe-icak.org
As written on the IBE website: "The candidate must obtain a review of each article by the literature committee of his local chapter, who will forward approved articles to the Corresponding Secretary of the IBE at least 90 days before the examination. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure deadlines are met." In order to have articles reviewed and approved by ICAK-Canada, the candidate needs to send their article to the ICAK-Canada Literature committeeat least 180 days before the examination.
Every article submitted is reviewed by 3 members of the review committee before being approved. Depending on the article’s quality, it could either be 1) accepted, 2) accepted with minor corrections or 3) refused because it needs major corrections. Here is the paper form review used by the committee. In the event that the author does not comply with three or more criteria of the analysis grid, the article will be refused and returned to the author without comments. It will be the responsibility of the author to identify the missed criteria, make the changes and return a compliant item at least 150 days prior to the review date. Assuming that the same article does not respect three or more criteria of the analysis grid a second time, the refusal of the article will be final and the article cannot be presented by the candidate again.
Furthermore, all approved articles will be published in the annual ICAK-Canada Digital Research Journal and must therefore fulfill the criteria to get published in the journal. The candidate's article must follow the guidelines in the journal’s template. After the approval of the articles, the candidate must sign the release form for each article.
Once the candidate’s article is approved, ICAK-Canada Research Director will forward it to the Corresponding Secretary of the IBE. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure deadlines are met to get his paper approval in time (90 days before the examination) and to fulfill all other criteria for the DIBAK examination.