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District 2
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   
The Federation does not provide interpretation of the scope of practice laws or rules of any chiropractic licensing authority, nor can we provide specific details regarding licensing requirements. The educational and testing requirements for each State or Province set forth in this Directory are intended as a general guide. It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in becoming licensed in a particular State or Province contact the Board office or the Secretary of the respective board to secure current and complete details before matriculating in any school.


(Contact Province for precise definition by provincial law)
Chiropractic care includes the examination (may include diagnostic imaging), diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues without the use of drugs or surgery. Treatment is administered principally by hand (primary manipulation as well as, but not limited to, soft tissue therapy) and when necessary, therapeutic modalities (such as muscle stimulation and ultrasound). Chiropractors may also utilize nutritional advice, lifestyle modifications, exercise prescription and ergonomic recommendations. The range of diagnostic and therapeutic services offered by Chiropractic is dynamic and will be modified by education, research, technological change and society’s evolving health care needs.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Mr. John Sutherland | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:   Dr. Janis Noseworthy | Registrar
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (902) 407-4255
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (902) 425-2441
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   604-5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 142
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Halifax
State:   NS
Zipcode:   B3J 3R4
Time Zone:   Atlantic

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Registration - Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Application Deadline:   Applications received 14 days prior to jurisprudence exam date.
Application Fee:   Included with provincial exam fee
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Check with CCEB regarding dates for written cognitive and clinical skills exam. Provincial jurisprudence exam administered in Nova Scotia in the Spring and Fall; or by special arrangement at additional cost.
Exam Fee:   Contact CCEB regarding fees, $150 to the province or $300 for special sitting
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $150 and dues
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $3,003 First Year Grad
$3,527 Full member
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Currently accepting fully accredited CCE - Canada reciprocal institutions.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:    Schools with CCE Reciprocal Agreements accepted.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Yes - CMCC, Palmer College & D'Youville College

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Not Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Required
NBCE Spec:   Required
SPEC Notes:   Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use Disciplinary Cases: Not planning to use Impairment Review: Not planning to use

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
At discretion of board
Physiotherapy Termed:   
Physiotherapy Certification:   Information not Available
Physiotherapy Education:   None
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   Yes

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   None
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   Yes
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   Yes
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:    (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   Yes

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:    24 hours of recognized continuing ed courses per 2 years
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12 hours
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: Mandatory Record Keeping course every five years.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Board approved Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Lauren Cormier, D.C.
Michelle MacDonald, D.C
Vice Chair
Cora - Lee Peddle, D.C.
Board Member
Janis Noseworthy, D.C.
Board Member
Kim Ramsay Joseph, D.C.
Jans Ellefsen, D.C.
Alan Schneider, D.C.
Board Member
Keltie Warren, D.C.
Board Member
Ms. Anne Wilcox
Public Member
Ms. Rilla Banks
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   179
Inactive Licenses:   6
New Licenses:   1
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 2/1/2022