Credential References

Credential
Definition
A
AAAssociate of Arts
AAPApplied Ayurvedic Practitoner
AASAssociate of Applied Science (e.g. Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy)
ACNCertified in Applied Clinical Nutrition
APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
ASCPAmerican Society of Clinical Pathologists
ATCCertified Athletic Trainer
B
BABachelor of Arts
BBABachelor of Business Administration
BCSBachelor of Computer Science
BICM (AAIM)Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (American Association of Integrative Medicine)
BFABachelor of Fine Arts
BHKBachelor of Human Kinetics (Canada)
BMed (China)Bachelor of Medicine (China)
BSBachelor of Science
BScBachelor of Science
BSMEBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
BSNBachelor of Science in Nursing
C
CCNCertified Chiropractic Nutritionist (same acronym)
CCNCertified Clinical Nutritionist (same acronym)
CSCPCertified Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) Cranial Practitioner
CCSPCertified Chiropractic Sports Physician (or “Practitioner” in some states)
CCSTChiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma
CESCorrective Exercise Specialist
CES (NASM)Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
CHTPCertified 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)
CKTPCertified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
CLTCertified Laboratory Technician (same acronym)
CLTCertified Lymphedema Therapist (same acronym)
CMACertified Management Accountant
CMA (AAMA)Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants)
CMTCertified Massage Therapist
CNIMCertification in Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring
CNSCertified Nutritional Specialist
CPCCertified Professional Coder
CPTCertified Personal Trainer
CPT (NASM)Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
CSCSCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
D
DADoctor of Arts
DAAPMDiplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management
DABCCDiplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants
DABCIDiplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists
DABCODiplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists
DABCSPDiplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
DABFEDiplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners
DABIHMDiplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
DAcDoctor of Acupuncture
DACANDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology
DACBNDiplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (same acronym)
DACBNDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition (same acronym)
DACBOHDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health
DACBRDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists
DACBSPDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
DACCPDiplomate of the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics
DACODiplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
DACRBDiplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
DAOMDoctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
DCDoctor of Chiropractic
DCBCNDiplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition
DCCNDiplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition
DDDoctor of Divinity
DIBAKDiplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology
DIBCNDiplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology
DIBEDiplomate of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis
DICBNDiplomate of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology
Diploma OmDiploma in Oriental Medicine
DiplAcDiplomate in Acupuncture
DiplCHDiplomate in Chinese Herbology
DiplOMDiplomate in Oriental Medicine
DNBHEDiplomate of the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners
DNPDoctor of Nursing Practice
DODoctor of Osteopathic Medicine
DOMDoctor of Oriental Medicine
DScDoctor of Science (see also ScD)
E
EdDDoctor of Education
F
FAACPFellow of the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians
FAAPFellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
FACCFellow of the American College of Chiropractors
FACOFellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
FACPFellow of the American College of Physicians
FCCSFellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences
FCCS(C)Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences (Canada)
FIACAFellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture
FIACNFellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurologists
FIAMAFellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
FICAFellow of the International Chiropractic Association
FICCFellow of the International College of Chiropractors
FICPAFellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
FRANZCRFellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
H
HB KINHonours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
I
ICSSDInternational Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma
ICSSPInternational Chiropractic Sports Science Practitioner
J
JDJuris Doctor
L
LAcLicensed in Acupuncture
LDLicensed Dietitian
LLBBachelor of Laws
LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
LPLicensed Psychologist
LPNLicensed Practical Nurse
LSXOLimited Scope X-Ray Operator
M
MAMaster of Arts
MAcMaster of Acupuncture
MAcOMMaster of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MAEMaster of Arts in Education
MAOMMaster of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MBAMaster of Business Administration
MBBSBachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Pakistan)
MDDoctor of Medicine
MEdMaster of Education
METMaster of Educational Technology
MFAMaster of Fine Arts
MLDManual Lymph Drainage Certification
MLISMaster of Library and Information Science
MMMaster of Music
MMAMaster of Management and Administration
MMed (China)Master of Medicine (China)
MOmMaster of Oriental Medicine
MPHMaster of Public Health
MPhilMaster of Philosophy
MSMaster of Science (see also MSc)
MSAcMaster of Science in Acupuncture
MScMaster of Science (see also MS)
MSEdMaster of Science in Education
MSIEMaster of Science in Industrial Engineering
MSOMMaster of Science in Oriental Medicine
MSTOMMaster of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
MTMedical Technologist
MTSMaster of Theological Studies
N
NCCAOMNational Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
NCTMNational Certification in Therapeutic Massage
NCTMBNational Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
NDDoctor of Naturopathic Medicine
O
OMDDoctor of Oriental Medicine
P
PESPerformance Enhancement Specialist
PharmDDoctor of Pharmacy
PhDDoctor of Philosophy
PsyDDoctor of Psychology
PTLicensed Physical Therapist
R
RDRegistered Dietitian
RNRegistered Nurse
S
ScDDoctor of Science (see also DSc)
SPHRSenior Professional in Human Resources