Chiropractor means the art and science of identification and correction of subluxation and the accompanying physiological or mechanical abnormalities. The term subluxation, as utilized within the chiropractic health care system, means a structural or functional impairment of an intact articular unit. "Chiropractic" includes chiropractic acupuncture. Chiropractic recognizes the inherent recuperative capability of the human body as it relates to the spinal column, musculo-skeletal and nervous system.

How to apply

  • License fee: $100.00
  • Criminal background check fee: $21.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)


  • Annual
  • December 31st

General Requirements for All Applicants

  • Completed initial application to include:
    • Completed Application with appropriate fee
    • Credit Card form, if desired
  • Education
    • Pre-chiropractic transcript (The pre-chiropractic transcript must document that you have completed a course in Biology and English.)
    • Chiropractic transcript. This document must be an original and officially issued by the institution with the school seal affixed.
    • Chiropractic diploma. A copy of this document is acceptable.
  • Examination
    • Exam scores from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners You must have passed Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy.
    • Verification of Licensure from any and all states that you current hold or have held a Chiropractic License
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Renewal fees and information

  • Annual $100.00
  • Renews annually on December 31st
  • Renewal applications received after the expiration date will require a late fee of $50.00
  • An individual who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants under this chapter, except that the board may, in its discretion and giving due consideration to the protection of the public, waive examination if that renewal application is made within 2 years from the date of that expiration. The board may assess penalty fees for late renewals. The ninety-day extended renewal period should not in any way be construed to permit the practice of chiropractic after the date of expiration.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education - You must have completed 48 hours of board approved continuing education biannually on the odd year.
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  • Fill out the online renewal application and submit.

    The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Last Updated: September 16, 2019