The application should be in letter form on faculty stationary addressed to the Chair, Instruction and Technique of the Blair Chiropractic Society. The current Doctor overseeing this process can be found on the Blair web site, blairchiropractic.com. A fifty dollar non-refundable processing fee, made out to the Blair Chiropractic Society, should be included with the application.
If the doctor has a Blair-type x-ray setup available, five full sets of marked Blair x-rays, taken by the applicant, needs to be submitted to the Chair of the Blair Instruction and Technique Committee. These films will include a marked base posterior, A-P open mouth view, right and left Blair oblique protractoviews (in stereo if needed), and lateral stereo views. The listings and angles should be marked on an enclosed x-ray sheet.
If x-ray facilities necessary to take Blair films are unavailable, the Certified Blair Instructor heading the examination will send five full sets of Blair x-rays to be marked and returned by the applicant.
The films will be evaluated for quality, patient placement, artifacts, contraindications, Blair atlas listings, angles of joints bilaterally through the C-2, and any listing seen at the C-2 level. Once these films have been evaluated by the initial Advanced Certified Blair Instructor, the films will then be forwarded to a second Instructor for another evaluation. If the two examiners agree that the films pass, the x-rays will then be returned with comments and a passing grade. If the films fail, it will be noted and the faculty doctor must submit a second series of fives sets of films to be retested. Failure to pass a second time will indicated the doctor does not possess the skills needed to be a Certified Primary Blair Faculty Instructor at the present time. Films can be resubmitted after 90 days for evaluation.
The applicant to be tested will need to contact two Advanced Certified Blair Instructors from the list of qualified doctors. If these Instructors agree to perform the practical examination, they will choose an examination site (e.g. office, seminar, college, or Blair Conference) and the testing will be graded pass/fail.
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