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District 5
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 State for precise definition by state law)
Practice of Chiropractic means the engagement in the diagnosis and analysis of and any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulations, or by other incidental adjustments for the restoration and maintenance of health and includes therapy, the normal regimen and rehabilitations of the patient for the purpose of removing any injury, deformity, or abnormality of human beings without the use of drugs or surgery. The Practice of Chiropractic shall not include the performance of the duties, of a mid-wife or obstetrician, therapy by the use of ionizing radiation, incisive surgery, prescribing for or administering to any person any drug to be taken internally, or puncturing the skin, except for the purpose of drawing blood for diagnostic purposes.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Ms. Elizabeth Jones | Director
Legal Advisor:   Lacie Kirchner | Assistant Attorney General
Support Staff:   Erica Williams | Administrative Assistant
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:    (501) 682-9015
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (501) 682-9016
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   101 East Capitol Ave, Ste 209
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Little Rock
State:   AR
Zipcode:   72201
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   30 days prior to Orientation
Application Fee:    $236.25

These fees will be reduced for a period of time starting 7/1/2023 except the background check fee.
Application Notes:    ($150 application fee, $50 orientation, $36.25 background check fee)

These fees will be reduced for a period of time starting 7/1/2023 except the background check fee.
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   by December 31st yearly
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Sent once application is received
Exam Fee:   None
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   None
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $125 out-of-state; $250 in-state; $100 inactive

These fees will be reduced for a period of time starting 7/1/2023
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   State and Federal
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Board approves individual schools.
Accreditation Notes:   Must present evidence of having been graduated from a chiropractic college having status with the Accrediting Commission of CCE or similar criteria as determined by, and at the discretion of this Board. This Board adopts clinical competency guidelines similar to CCE quantitative assessment delineations. This Board may disapprove any college whose academic requirements appear to be deficient in the basic science or diagnostic fields. Students matriculating prior to 6/93 from SCASA accredited institutions will still be considered for licensure.
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Contact Board for specific information.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   Yes
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   If no practice experience, doctor would have to be supervised if applying for externship or temporary license.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence,
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   
Only required if applying for transfer of license and does not have Part IV.
Board my also require SPEC for Reinstatement of Suspended License

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Acupuncture: submission of 100 onsite hours of CCE accredited chiropractic course work in Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy.
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiological Therapeutics
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   120 classroom hours of physiological therapeutics
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   Yes

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   No reciprocity with other states.

Board permits and authorizes travel to treat only if traveling with sports teams.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   Yes
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   In-state: 24 hours per year; Out-of-state: whatever that state requires, minimum 12 hours
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12 hours
Required Subjects:   Board pre-approved. Courses by colleges holding status with CCE. Itinerant or for-profit courses conducted by an Assoc. approved by the Board for teaching of scientific courses. Course work must be at a physician level. Lecturers must be recognized as having expertise in the field of study.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Tanya Holt, D.C.
Sarah Hays, D.C.
Mr. Harold "Hal" Gunter
Gregory Ungerank, D.C.
Board Member
Mr. Jack McCoy
Public Member
Michael Courtney, D.C.
Board Member
Joseph Long, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   639
Inactive Licenses:   31
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   Active - Out of State: 43
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 2/19/2023