American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ Partners with Assessment Systems Corporation to Expand ACBSP Certification Access


The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™: has partnered with Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC: to advance the written testing procedure to a digitalized assessment model with secure remote proctoring for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) and Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) certifications.  While this will provide the immediate benefit that ACBSP certification examinations will continue during the COVID-19 restrictions, future exams will also be held in this format. 

The certifications have been traditionally delivered via paper-and-pencil at specific locations; ASC will work with the ACBSP™ to digitalize the assessment and then deliver them with secure remote proctoring.  The remote proctoring provided by MonitorEDU will utilize two video streams for monitoring, one for the room and one for the candidate, as well as a lockdown browser to maintain security on the computer, providing support to the validity and integrity of the assessment.

Dr. Anne Sorrentino, the President of ACBSP™, states: “ACBSP™ is excited to announce the upcoming November 7, 2020 written exams will be remotely proctored computer-based testing (RP-CBT). This means travel to an exam site is not necessary. The exam may now be taken in the privacy of one’s own home! COVID temporarily closed down the opportunity for the advancement of the CCSP® and DACBSP® testing process this past April. The ACBSP™ moved to RP-CBT to enable everyone the opportunity to continue the certification process.”

Dr. Nathan Thompson, CPO & Vice President of ASC, notes: “ASC has helped many high-stakes assessment programs pivot during 2020, and we are enthusiastic about working with the ACBSP certification team to modernize the assessment process.  This will not only enable continuity during COVID but increase accessibility of the credentials by making them more widely available, with shorter turnaround times.”



Since 1980, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™: has led the development of sports medicine certification and has managed a world-class credentialing process that ensures certified sports chiropractors meet competency standards to effectively work with and treat athletes and those engaged in athletic activities. In addition, the ACBSP™ offers continuing education and research seminars to facilitate the dissemination of the latest scientific knowledge, treatment trends, and best practices for patient care.

The ACBSP™ is the governing board for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) and Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) certifications. Various accredited chiropractic colleges offer the curricula and training leading to qualification for taking the certification exams. The ACBSP™ governs the administration of the examinations and certifications. These certifications are designed for chiropractic doctors who want to specialize in chiropractic sports medicine.

About ASC

Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC: has been a leader in the assessment industry since 1979, providing both world-class software for test development, secure delivery, and psychometric analytics, as well as extensive consulting services for testing organizations. ASC’s co-founder, Dr. David Weiss, is considered the father of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), and ASC was the first company to offer item banking and adaptive testing software to the public, in the early 1980s. ASC focuses on organizations that require high quality and high security from their exams, across industries such as certification, licensure, higher education, K-12 education, and pre-employment testing.  ASC drives innovation internationally, partnering with Ministries of Education in countries as diverse as Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Botswana. Follow us on LinkedIn, or sign up for a free account in our test development platform

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Nathan Thompson, PhD

Nathan Thompson earned his PhD in Psychometrics from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on computerized adaptive testing. His undergraduate degree was from Luther College with a triple major of Mathematics, Psychology, and Latin. He is primarily interested in the use of AI and software automation to augment and replace the work done by psychometricians, which has provided extensive experience in software design and programming. Dr. Thompson has published over 100 journal articles and conference presentations, but his favorite remains