Credential References

Credential
Definition

A

 
AA Associate in Arts
AAP Applied Ayurvedic Practitoner
AAS Associate in Applied Science
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathologists
ATC Certified Athletic Trainer

B

 
BA Bachelor of Arts
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
BCACP Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
BCS Bachelor of Computer Science
BICM (AAIM) Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (American Association of Integrative Medicine)
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
BHK Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Canada)
BMed (China) Bachelor of Medicine (China)
BS Bachelor of Science
BSc Bachelor of Science
BSME Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
BS Bachelor of Science in Nursing

C

 
CCN Certified Chiropractic Nutritionist (same acronym)
CCN Certified Clinical Nutritionist (same acronym)
CSCP Certified Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) Cranial Practitioner

CCSP

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

CCST Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma
CES Corrective Exercise Specialist
CES (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
CHTP Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
CICE (ABIME) Certified Independent Medical Examiner (American Board of Independent Medical Examiners)
CIISN (ISSN) Certified Sports Nutritionist (International Society of Sports Nutrition)
CKTP Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
CLT Certified Laboratory Technician (same acronym)
CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapist (same acronym)
CMA Certified Management Accountant
CMA (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants)
CMT Certified Massage Therapist
CNIM Certification in Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring
CNS Certified Nutritional Specialist
CPC Certified Professional Coder
CPT Certified Personal Trainer
CPT (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

D

 
DA Doctor of Arts
DAAPM       Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management
DABCC Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants
DABCI Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists
DABCO Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists
DABCSP  Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
DABFE Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners
DABIHM Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
DAc Doctor of Acupuncture
DACAN Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology
DACBN       Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (same acronym)
DACBN      Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition (same acronym)
DACBOH    Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health
DACBR Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists
DACBSP Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
DACCP Diplomate of the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics
DACO Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
DACRB Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
DAOM Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
DC Doctor of Chiropractic
DCBCN Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition
DCCN Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition
DD Doctor of Divinity
DIBAK Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology 
DIBCN Diplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology
DIBE Diplomate of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis
Diploma Om   Diploma in Oriental Medicine
DiplAc Diplomate in Acupuncture
DiplCH Diplomate in Chinese Herbology
DiplOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
DNBHE Diplomate of the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
DOM Doctor of Oriental Medicine
DSc Doctor of Science (see also ScD)

E

 
EdD Doctor of Education

F

 
FAACP  Fellow of the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians
FAAP Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
FACC Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors
FACO Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FCCS Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences
FCCS(C) Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences (Canada)
FIACA Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture
FIACN Fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurologists
FIAMA Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
FICA Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association
FICC Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors
FICPA Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
FRANZCR Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

I

 
ICSSD International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma
ICSSP International Chiropractic Sports Science Practitioner

J

 
JD           Juris Doctor

L

 
LAc Licensed in Acupuncture
LLB Bachelor of Laws
LMT Licensed Massage Therapist
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LSXO Limited Scope X-Ray Operator

M

 
MA Master of Arts
MAc Master of Acupuncture
MAcOM Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MAE Master of Arts in Education
MAOM Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Pakistan)
MD  Doctor of Medicine
MEd Master of Education
MET Master of Educational Technology 
MFA Master of Fine Arts
MLD Manual Lymph Drainage Certification
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science
MM Master of Music
MMed (China) Master of Medicine (China)
MMEL Master of Science in Medical Educational Leadership
MMA Master of Management and Administration
MOm Master of Oriental Medicine
MPH  Master of Public Health
MPhil Master of Philosophy
MS Master of Science
MSAc Master of Science in Acupuncture
MSc Master of Science
MSEd Master of Science in Education
MSIE Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
MSOM Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
MSTOM     Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
MT Medical Technologist
MTS Master of Theological Studies

N

 
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
NCTM National Certification in Therapeutic Massage
NCTMB      National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
ND Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

O

 
OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine

P

 
PES Performance Enhancement Specialist
PharmD       Doctor of Pharmacy
PhD Doctor of Philosophy

PsyD

Doctor of Psychology

PT

Licensed Physical Therapist

R

 
RD Registered Dietitian
RN Registered Nurse

S

 
ScD   Doctor of Science (see also DSc)
SPHR Senior Professional in Human Resources

 

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