Support Chiropractic Education

Revenue from Life West’s Postgraduate & Continuing Education program helps fund the training of the next generation of vitalistic chiropractors.  Support the future of chiropractic through your registration!

Directions & Classroom Locations

Click here for directions to the Life West campus in Hayward. Park and enter on the southwest side of the building, facing Clawiter Road.

Classroom locations are not listed on the website owing to the occasional need for last minute room changes. Up to date seminar room locations and directions are posted throughout the building.

CE Credit: Board Approvals, Timecards & Certificates

Board Approvals

All programs and instructors are approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, unless otherwise noted.  Many are specifically approved outside of California and the U.S.

California Radiology Continuing Education: By virtue of their approval by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, all x-ray seminars pertaining to the human body are approved by the Radiologic Health Branch of the California Department of Public Health.

Timecards

You will receive a timecard when you check in at your CE seminar.  In order to receive CE credit, your timecard must be stamped by a seminar monitor each time you enter and leave the seminar room, and it must bear your signature.  You will only receive CE credit for time spent learning in the seminar room.  Absence or tardiness of more than ten minutes will result in loss of credit for the hour.  California and most other states consider an hour to be 50 minutes.  If you are from a 60 minute state, your CE credit will be calculated on that basis.

Certificates

Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education will send you a Certificate of Completion after your seminar. Keep this for your records. If the certificate has not arrived after six weeks, contact the CE office at conted@lifewest.edu or (510) 780-4508.

Life West maintains CE records from 1996 to present. At any point you may request a duplicate certificate for $35. (waived for Life West full and part time faculty and Board members)

Cancellation Policy / Grievance Resolution

Cancellation

Every attempt is made to offer Life West CE programs as announced. However, Life West reserves the right to adjust program faculty, locations, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences and to cancel programs owing to insufficient enrollment, illness, or other factors.  Life West will notify advance registrants of any cancellation or significant program changes. Life West is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to adjustments or cancellations.

Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.

Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program.  The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.

Grievance Resolution

If you have a serious concern of a financial nature, submit a full description of the grievance in writing to the Director of Postgraduate and Continuing Education.  Upon assessment of the circumstances surrounding the grievance, the Director will make a determination as to the validity of the complaint and the degree (if any) of the College’s culpability.  Resolution may include a refund (full or partial), a course credit (full or partial) or no action.

For serious concerns of discrimination or harassment, see the Life West Grievance Procedure.

Adjusting Policy & Using New Procedures

Adjusting and Being Adjusted during Seminars

Chiropractors may only adjust in states where they hold current DC licenses. This includes attendees and postgraduate faculty.

Any licensed attendee adjusting during a seminar assumes legal liability for her/his actions. Life West is liable for the actions of contracted postgraduate faculty only.

Life West students may not adjust anyone other than Life West students.  Life West Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) students may adjust other Life West DCP students during a seminar only under the supervision of a a Life West DCP faculty member holding a current DC license from the state where the seminar is located.

Students from other chiropractic colleges may not adjust anyone other than students from their college.  Students from other chiropractic colleges may adjust other students from their college during a seminar only under the supervision of a Doctor of Chiropractic Program faculty member from their college holding a current DC license from the state where the seminar is located.

Any advice or diagnostic/therapeutic procedures that are demonstrated or performed in Life West seminars do not constitute a doctor-patient relationship and do not substitute for necessary care.  Participants have the option not to be adjusted during Life West CE seminars.  If you choose to be adjusted, you do so at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to inform the person adjusting you of any physical limitations or health concerns. Life Chiropractic College West assumes no liability for adjustments delivered by those other than contracted Life West faculty.

Using New Procedures

Please be cautious about integrating new techniques or procedures into your practice after receiving only limited instruction.  Extensive study and practice is recommended before using new techniques or procedures.

Late Registration Policy

Within one business day of the start of a seminar, a late registration fee of $25 will be added to all registrations.

Life West Alumnae/i, Student, Staff & Faculty Discounts

Alumnae/i Continuing Education Benefits

First Year after Graduation
In the first year after graduation Life West alumni may receive:

  • Continuing Education seminar: one complementary registration to a seminar sponsored solely by Life West
  • The Wave: one complementary registration

First Three Years after Graduation
In the first three years after graduation Life West alumni may receive:

  • Continuing Education seminars: 20% discount on registration for seminars sponsored solely by Life West

Discounts must be applied at time of registration; no retroactive discounts.  Years are calculated from the last day of the quarter of graduation.  Does not include Postgraduate Certification Program seminars.  Non-transferable.

Contact the Office of Postgraduate & Continuing Education at conted@lifewest.edu or (510) 780-4508 for discounted registration codes.

Faculty & Staff Continuing Education Benefits

Discounted faculty and staff seats are available for seminars sponsored solely by Life West as space allows.  Online seminars are included in this policy.

Full time Faculty and Staff

  • Six hour seminars: Free
  • Seminars over six hours, with the exception of certificate series: $25 (pay here)

Part time Faculty and Staff

  • Six hour seminars: Free
  • Seminars over six hours, with the exception of certificate series: 50% off

Retired Faculty and Staff
With minimum 10 years’ full time service to Life West immediately preceding retirement.

  • Six hour seminars: Free
  • Seminars over six hours, with the exception of certificate series: $25 (pay here)

Postgraduate Faculty

  • Six hour seminars: one free per year

Contact conted@lifewest.edu for details.

Student Continuing Education Benefits

Current Life West students are eligible for free or discounted registration for selected seminars.  Discounts, when available, are indicated on the website.

Contact

conted@lifewest.edu | (510) 780-4508

Briana Harris, Program Coordinator
Laurie Isenberg, Director

Postgraduate & Continuing Education
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545