The next Diplomate exam is April 30, 2020; at the Canadian Annual Meeting in Quebec City. For more information about the requirements for the exam, read this page.

Note: Since the exam will be in Canada, the deadline for sending papers to the ICAK-Canada Literature committee has been changed to 150 days prior to the exam date, December 2, 2019.

How To Become A DIBAK

The criteria to become DIBAK and pass the exam are available on the International Board of Examiners (IBE) 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 committee at 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 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. 

For any questions, please contact the ICAK-Canada’s Research Director, Dr. Justin J-Falardeau, Chiropractor, DC, MSc.

DIBAK Definition

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 will confer the title of Diplomate on the candidate. The latter will be recognized as a Diplomat of ICAK, titled: DIBAK.

DIBAKs In Canada

Dr. Jean-Sébastien Bernier DC, BSc, Chiropractor
Dr. Hans Boehnke DC, Chiropractor
Dr. Yacine Chikh 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

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