CEA Council on Extremity Adjusting - CCEPCertified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner seminar series

Chiropractic often stresses the importance of nerve interference in the spine, but neglects that it may also occur in the extremities. The Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) seminar series presents practical objective-based solutions for treating the extremities. The seminar series teaches how diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. This simplified process utilizes muscle tests as indicators for adjusting, providing instant feedback for patients when their strength returns immediately.

The CCEP consists of seven 15 hour seminars plus an exam. Doctors are welcome to sit any section of the program for their continuing education hours without sitting for an examination. Being an expert in extremity adjusting may not be for everyone, but being knowledgeable about extremities can enhance all doctors' understanding of how easily spinal problems can be a result of poorly functioning extremities.

All classes are concluded with a written examination on that material. An overall average score of (75%) seventy five percent through the seven classes will qualify you to sit for the practical exam. Seminar attendees are required to successfully complete all seven courses offered to be eligible to take the final practical evaluation.

Life West has partnered with the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) to offer this series.  Life West hosts the courses and provides continuing education credit.  The CEA administers the final exam and awards the CCEP certification.

Series Registration

Click here to register for the complete 2021-22 CCEP series.

You may begin at any point in the CCEP series. 

You will be automatically registered for all seven seminars in the series, and will receive email reminders ahead of each seminar.  Please notify the Life West CE office if you are not able to attend.  There will be a $25 processing fee if you do not notify us of your absence in advance.

You may register for the entire 2021-22 series, or select individual modules of interest.

If you are seeking certification, all modules must be completed within 5 years. Students must take 1 of the 7 classes after graduating with a diploma in order to receive the CCEP designate.

2021-2022 Schedule

CCEP Advanced Principles of Upper Extremity
Wayne Johnson, DC, CCEP
October 16-17, 2021

CCEP Advanced Principles of Lower Extremity
Dan Prince, DC, CCEP
November 6-7, 2021

CCEP Advanced Principles of Foot, Gait, and Orthotics
Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP
December 4-5, 2021

CCEP Advanced Principles of Soft Tissue
Jared Jensen, DC, CCEP
January 22-23, 2022

CCEP Advanced Principles of Extremity Rehabilitation
Jared Jensen, DC, CCEP
February 19-20, 2022

CCEP Advanced Principles of TMJ, Ribs and Shoulder Girdle
Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP
March 12-13, 2022

CCEP Global Assessment of the Extremities
Wayne Johnson, DC, CCEP
April 30 - May 1, 2022

    Final Exam

    An additional $200.00 fee paid through the CEA website or by phone at (208) 375-7431 is required to sit for the practical examination. This fee includes your first year of CCEP membership.  The exam is offered after each module.  You may arrive toward the end of any module at any time within 5 years of your first course to take the exam.  You do not need to register or pay for the module if you are only taking the exam.

    Cost

    DCs
    $2295 for all 7 modules
    due 7 days prior to first module
    $385 for each individual module
    due 7 days prior to each module $25.00 late fee for late payments

    CCEP DCs
    $1850 for all 7 modules
    due 7 days prior to first module
    $295 for each individual module
    due 7 days prior to each module $25.00 late fee for late payments

    Students
    $1050 for all 7 modules
    due 7 days prior to first module
    $185 for each individual module
    May be paid in full or via payment plan (see below)

      Final Exam
      $200 final exam fee is paid directly to the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) through the CEA website or by phone at (208) 375-7431.

      Late Series Registration 
      If you would like to register for the series and have already taken 1 or more single modules at full price, you may do so. You will be charged at the series rate for the remaining modules. 

      Cancellation
      Individual seminar registrations follow our regular cancellation policy.  See About for details.
      You will be automatically registered for all seven seminars in the series, and will receive email reminders ahead of each seminar.  You must notify the Life West CE office if you are not able to attend.  There will be a $25 processing fee if you do not notify us of your absence in advance.
      There are no CCEP series refunds after your first 2 months in the program. You must notify the CE office before your 3rd module if you wish to cancel.
      If you withdraw from the series before your 3rd module begins, payment for completed modules will be charged at the full, individual seminar rate.
      A $100 processing fee is charged for series registrants who cancel without taking any seminars.

      Missed Modules
      You will be automatically registered for all seven seminars in the series, and will receive email reminders ahead of each seminar.  You must notify the Life West CE office if you are not able to attend.  There will be a $25 processing fee if you do not notify us of your absence in advance.
      There are no refunds to series registrants for missed modules. 
      Modules may be made up at Life West at no cost in subsequent years, up to the five year time limit.  While we plan to bring CCEP back regularly, Life West does not guarantee if or when the CCEP series will be repeated on campus. 
      Missed modules may also be taken at any location that offers CCEP.  Because there is no reciprocity between CCEP sites, payment to the providing site will be required.

      Student Eligibility & Payment Plan

      Students must be in 4th quarter or beyond to begin the CCEP program.
      Students must take at least one CCEP course after graduating in order to sit for the CCEP exam. Please plan accordingly.

      Life West Student Payment Plan
      Only available to Life West students.  Students have the option of paying in three increments:  $350 due October 1, 2021, November 1, 2021 and January 10, 2022
      $25.00 fee for late payments

      To pay using the student payment plan:

      1. Contact the Life West CE office to obtain the payment plan code
      2. Register for the series
      3. Submit each payment online, or by check at the office, by the deadlines listed above