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After completing the required education in an accredited college of chiropractic and passing the national board and any applicable state board examinations, doctors of chiropractic may apply for a full/unrestricted license to practice chiropractic in their desired state(s).

In addition, you may need to take additional steps based upon the requirements of private or government insurance programs or the requirements necessary to obtain post-graduate training certifications in different subspecialties within the scope of chiropractic practice.

We streamline the licensing and credentialing process by assigning you to an experienced advisor, who will work directly with you to complete all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf and teach you how to operate within the system. It’s like having a mentor by your side from start to finish.

Our services for doctors of chiropractic include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prescreening your documentation, credentials, references, and circumstances to evaluate whether and how you should proceed with an application
  • Preparing and submitting your application to the appropriate board(s) for licensure
  • Gathering, verifying, and submitting your credentials that support your application for licensure, including letters of good standing; information about your education, including school transcripts and post-graduate training; score transcripts from Parts I, II, III, and IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam; and other required records
  • Following up with the appropriate boards and third parties on the progress of your application
  • Paperless electronic application and signature forms
  • Providing trustworthy expertise and information in processing your application
  • Providing quick and accurate response to your inquires
  • Respecting your privacy and most confidential personal information
  • Applying the best personal and technical resources in processing your application
  • Reducing your involvement in the process to minimize your loss of time in practice
  • Providing ongoing customer support and updates until your license is issued

Below are the basic steps necessary for a doctor of chiropractic to start practicing in the United States. You may click on each step to read more details about the requirement.

  1. Become licensed by the board (?)
  2. Choose the appropriate corporate form for your business (?)
  3. Obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) (?)
  4. Obtain professional liability (malpractice) insurance (?)
  5. Enroll in private health insurance programs (not mandatory; based on the type of practice) (?)
  6. Enroll as a Medicare and Medicaid provider (mandatory if applying for fee-for-service payment) (?)
  7. Obtain the X-Ray Operator and Supervisor Certificate/Permit (if applicable) (?)

You may find additional licensing information regarding the required fees and timelines for your state by clicking the appropriate state on the search bar. When you click on the link, you will be directed to the official website of the appropriate state board. You may also contact one of our expert consultants for further assistance.

Med Consulting Agency provides full consulting and licensing assistance programs for doctors of chiropractic in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our trained and qualified advisors have experience navigating the health care regulatory environment in every state.

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Initial State Licensing Requirements:

Alabama Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.chiro.alabama.gov/

Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pchi_1.htm

Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.azchiroboard.us/

Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.state.ar.us/asbce/

California Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.chiro.ca.gov/

Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.dora.state.co.us/chiropractic/

Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388880

Delaware Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/chiropractic/index.shtml

Florida Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://doh.state.fl.us/mqa/initial_licensure.html

Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/chiro/

Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/chiropractor

Idaho Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=CHI

Illinois Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.idfpr.com/profs/info/Chiropractor.asp

Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.in.gov/pla/chiro.htm

Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_home.asp?board=ch

Kansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ksbha.org/Frequently_asked_Questions/DC_FAQ.html

Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://kbce.ky.gov/

Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.lachiropracticboard.com/

Maine Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/chiropractors/index.htm

Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://dhmh.maryland.gov/chiro/

Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/license-types/healthcare-and-social-work.html

Michigan Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_27529_27531---,00.html

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.mn-chiroboard.state.mn.us/

Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.msbce.ms.gov/msbce/msbce.nsf

Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://pr.mo.gov/chiropractors.asp

Montana Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/chi_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_rcs_chiro_chiro.aspx

Nevada Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://chirobd.nv.gov/

New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.nh.gov/chiropractic/

New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/chiro/

New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Chiropractic_Examiners.aspx

New York Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/chiro/

North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ncchiroboard.com/

North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ndsbce.org/

Ohio Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://chirobd.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.ok.gov/chiropracticboard/

Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.oregon.gov/OBCE/index.shtml

Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_chiropractic/12506

Rhode Island Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/chiro.php

South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Chiropractors

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://chiropractic.sd.gov

Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Chiropractic/index.htm

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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https://www.tbce.state.tx.us/

Utah Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/chiropractic.html

Vermont Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/chiropractors

Virginia Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.dhp.virginia.gov

Washington State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Chiropractic/default.htm

Washington D.C. Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488778,hplaNav,%7C30661%7C,.asp

West Virginia Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://www.wvboc.com

Wisconsin Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://drl.wi.gov

Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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http://plboards.state.wy.us/chiropractic

1. Become licensed by the board

  • Submit application to the appropriate chiropractic board(s) for licensure
  • Verify your graduation from an accredited chiropractic school (directly from the school)
  • Collect official college transcripts from all chiropractic colleges attended (if applicable)
  • Obtain official transcripts from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) for Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and physiotherapy
  • Enroll in the national licensee database maintained by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (not applicable for every state)
  • Verify pre-chiropractic training hours
  • Have your fingerprints taken
  • Submit to a DOJ and FBI criminal background check
  • Provide a written explanation of any convictions, disciplinary actions, exclusions, revocations, or suspensions by state and federal agencies, including licensing boards, and insurance carriers (if any)
  • Offer a detailed narrative regarding each incident in your malpractice history (if any)
  • Have letters of good standing sent directly from the licensing board(s) of other state(s) where you currently hold or have previously held a chiropractic license
  • Provide personally identifying information, including your driver's license, passport, birth certificate (if applicable), and social security number
  • Have your photograph taken
  • Have your documents notarized (as required)

2. Choose the appropriate corporate form for your business

Chiropractors can establish profit or nonprofit sole proprietorships, corporations, professional associations, limited liability corporations, limited liability partnerships, etc. They may also choose to practice in a private practice or as part of a clinic, organization, or institution.

Med Consulting Agency recommends that DCs seek the advice of a tax professional and lawyer for help in understanding the different types of the corporate form structure.

3. Obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI)

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services—Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), "the National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers." All covered health care providers, health care plans, and health care clearinghouses must use their NPI in HIPAA-related transactions.

The NPI is a ten-digit, intelligence-free identifier. In other words, the numbers in your NPI do not carry any other information about you, such as your residence or your medical specialty.

As outlined in the federal regulations from the CMS, "covered providers must also share their NPI with other providers, health plans, clearinghouses, and any entity that may need it for billing purposes, including the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services–Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services."

Please visit our National Provider Identifier (NPI) webpage for more information.

4. Obtain professional liability (malpractice) insurance

Chiropractors who are in individual private practice are required to obtain malpractice insurance before practicing. The specific requirements vary depending on the state and profession. Chiropractors who are part of a clinic or organization practice should check with the appropriate department to determine whether they are covered by malpractice insurance.

Many policy underwriters offer professional liability insurance. Chiropractors should seek professional advice from a licensed insurance agent on specific policies and requirements.

5. Enroll in private health insurance programs (not mandatory; based on the type of practice)

Chiropractors can become in-network providers with one or more health insurance companies. It is not mandatory and simply the chiropractor's personal choice. Some chiropractors find it beneficial, while others do not.

When chiropractors decide to become in-network providers, they have to go through an enrollment process. The requirements may differ for each health insurance company. Most health insurance carriers require chiropractors to submit their applications through American Specialty Health (ASH).

Chiropractors who will not provide out-of-network services do not have to enroll.

Please visit our Private Insurance Provider Enrollment webpage for more information.

6. Enroll as a Medicare provider (mandatory if applying for fee-for-service payment)

Medicare program operations are managed by independent contractors known as fee-for-service contractors. The Medicare fee-for-service contractor serving your state is responsible for processing enrollment applications. Chiropractors must enroll with Medicare  to be eligible to provide services for fee-for-service payment.

You can find additional information on chiropractors' provided services and coverage in Chapter 15 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual under the Medicare Provider Enrollment section.

Please visit our Medicare/Medicaid Provider Enrollment Program webpage for more details.

7. Obtain the X-Ray Operator and Supervisor Certificate/Permit (if applicable)

A licentiate of the healing arts who is planning to operate or supervise the operation of fluoroscopy, radiography, or dermatology equipment is required to obtain the appropriate permits. Education, certification, and licensing are required. Depending on the state licensing board, additional requirements may also apply.

Please visit our Fluoroscopy, Radiography, and Dermatology Supervisor and Operator Permit webpage for more details.