Certified 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.

Series Registration

Click here to register for the complete 2019-2020 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 2019-20 series, or select individual modules above if you don't wish to take the entire series.

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.

2019-2020 Schedule

CCEP Module 1: Advanced Principles of TMJ, Ribs and Shoulder Girdle
Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP
October 12-13, 2019

CCEP Module 2: Advanced Principles of Upper Extremity
Wayne Johnson, DC, CCEP
November 23-24, 2019

CCEP Module 3: Advanced Principles of Lower Extremity
Dan Prince, DC, CCEP
January 25-26, 2020

CCEP Module 4: Advanced Principles of Foot, Gait, and Orthotics
Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP
February 22-23, 2020

CCEP Module 5: Advanced Principles of Soft Tissue
Jared Jensen, DC, CCEP
March 14-15, 2020

CCEP Module 6: Advanced Principles of Extremity Rehabilitation
Ed Sinclair, DC, CCEP
NEW DATE: April 25-26, 2020

CCEP Module 7: Global Assessment of the Extremities
John Downes, DC, CCEP
May 16-17, 2020

Eligibility

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.

Final Exam

An additional $200.00 fee (paid through the CEA website) 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
$2195 for all 7 modules (includes class materials & CEU’s),
due 7 days prior to first module
$375 for each individual module (includes class materials & CEU’s),
due 7 days prior to each module $25.00 late fee for late payments

CCEP DCs
$1650 for all 7 modules (includes class materials & CEU’s),
due 7 days prior to first module
$275 for each individual module (includes class materials & CEU’s),
due 7 days prior to each module $25.00 late fee for late payments

Students
$900 for all 7 modules (includes class materials & CEU’s).
due 7 days prior to first module
$175.00 for each individual module (includes class materials & CEU’s),
May be paid in full or via payment plan:

Student Payment Plan
$300 due September 1, 2019, November 1, 2019 and January 8, 2020.
due 7 days prior to each module $25.00 late fee for late payments.  

To pay using the 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.

Final Exam
$200 final exam fee is paid directly to the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) through the CEA website.

Late Series Registration 

If you would like to register for the series and have already taken 1 or more single modules, 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.