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District 4
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.


(California Chiropractic Code of Regulations Section 302)
Practice chiropractic as taught in chiropractic colleges, without drugs or surgery. For a complete copy of the law, refer to the Board’s website at

Board Notes

Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Kristin Walker | Executive Officer
Legal Advisor:   Sabina Knight | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Tammi Pitto | Assistant Executive Officer
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (916) 263-5355 (reception/switchboard)
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (916) 327-0039
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   1625 N. Market Blvd, Suite N-327
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Sacramento
State:   CA
Zipcode:   95834
Time Zone:    Pacific

Application Info

Required Licenses:    Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   Accepted continuously
Application Fee:   $345
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Last day of birth month
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   The California Chiropractic Law Examination (CCLE) is offered on a continuous basis and is the final step in the licensing process.
Exam Fee:   $29.15
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $137
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $336
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   The cost of fingerprinting (Live Scan) varies.

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Approved by a USDE-approved accrediting agency and approved by the CA Board. In addition, the school’s curriculum must meet statutory requirements. Board approves CCE-accredited colleges individually.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:    Contact board for specific information. Board approves the following foreign college: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Contact Board

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:   Required
SPEC Notes:    Reciprocity/Endorsement: Successfully passing the SPEC exam within two years preceding an application may be used in lieu of state practical exam requirement.

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   Minimum 120 hours and 30 patient office visits performed by the student on their own clinic patients.
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Meet same educational requirements and have been examined in all same areas at time of original licensure. State must certify in writing that they agree to reciprocate, provide exam scores, and verify if any disciplinary action had been taken against the license. Licensee must have practiced for at least 5 years, and license must be active, current and valid
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

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

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:    24 hours per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12 hours
Required Subjects:    6 hours mandatory coursework;

2 hours must be completed in Ethics & Law
4 hours must be completed in any one of, or combination of the following subject categories:

History Taking and Physical Examination Procedures
OR Chiropractic Adjustive Techniques
OR Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques
OR Ethical Billing & Coding.

The remaining 18 hours may be taken in any of the categories listed in 16 CCR Section 361.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Board approves both sponsor and program. Refer to California Chiropractic Code of Regulations, Title 16, ─ Sections 361 (CE Requirements), 363 (Approval of CE Courses) and 364 (Exemptions and Reduction of Requirement) for details.
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: No
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

David Paris, D.C.
Laurence Adams, D.C.
Vice President
Janette N.V. Cruz
Pamela Daniels, D.C.
Board Member
Rafael Sweet
Board Member
Claudia Sandino, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2024
Active Licenses:   11,099
Inactive Licenses:   853
New Licenses:   342
Resident Licenses:   11,163
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   11,538
Chiropractic Assistants:   n/a
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 03-07-2024