Please refer to the Continuing Education
for a complete schedule of Continuing Education program dates.
Developed for the practitioner who prefers a live-learning environment, License Renewal programs offer 12 hours per weekend, a variety of subject matter, and package or single session pricing. Programs are currently offered on the Davenport, Iowa, and Port Orange, Fla., campuses. Please visit the License Renewal Series page for more information.
Utilizing the Iowa Communications Network this series of programming is a convenient option for those practitioners across the state of Iowa and those in neighboring states near an ICN location. Held on Thursday afternoons, three hours may be earned with package or single session pricing available. Please visit the ICN seminar page for more details.
SOT, or Sacro Occipital Technique, was discovered and developed by Major Bertrand DeJarnette, D.O., D.C., as a means to generalize patterns of whole-body imbalance into three distinct categories. Using bioengineering principles, DeJarnette realized the sacroiliac joint and lumbosacral spine are keystone aspects of body balance that affect whole body function. This category system of analysis and treatment offers the chiropractor an outcome assessment system of pre- and post-treatment tests that can be applied to evaluate need for care, whether the care rendered is appropriate, and if the intervention was successful. Sacro Occipital Technique is more than just a chiropractic adjusting technique; it's a paradigm of understanding whole-body function that incorporates balance of the vertebra and myofascia, viscerosomatic/somatovisceral reflexes, CSF dynamics, dura meningeal tensions and the extremities.
Distance learning options are more popular than ever, and now with over 80% of state boards* accepting online learning for relicensure the convenience factor of web-based courses is undeniable. Please visit the
page for a list of courses, technical requirements, and course access.
*Approvals vary per state board. Boards may limit the number of online hours licensees may earn toward license renewal.
Post-graduate options lead to certification or diplomate status in a given specialty area. Certificate programs are typically 100-120 hours, and diplomate programs consist of 320-360 hours. After completion learners earn examination eligibility through the specific specialty examination body.
Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed back annually for Homecoming events at each of the Palmer campuses. Please visit the Homecoming section of the website to preview upcoming events. Chiropractic continuing education credits are offered at each location.
Continuing Education and Events programming initiativeswork under the auspices of the Palmer Mission, Tenets, Abilities and Philosophy statement.