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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.


(Contact State for precise definition by state law)

The science, art and practice of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human body by hand, the use of physiotherapy, hygienic, nutritive and sanitary measures and all methods of diagnosis. A Doctor of Chiropractic shall not pierce or sever any body tissue, except to perform venipuncture for diagnostic purposes.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Julie Strandberg | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Louis Ling | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Brett Canady | Licensing Specialist
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (775) 688-1921
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (775) 688-1920
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite M-245
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Reno
State:   NV
Zipcode:   89502
Time Zone:   Pacific

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:    $200 plus $40.25 background check; total = $240.25
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   In person on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in Reno or online when the application is complete.
Exam Fee:    $125
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $225
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $ 700─ Active;
$250 – Inactive
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   Must mail fingerprint card to the board if the applicant is out-of-state. Applicants fingerprinting in-state may submit via live scan.

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   60
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education or any governmental accrediting agency (this requirement may be waived for good cause shown)
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Graduates of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College are accepted. Graduates of other non-U.S. colleges contact Board for case-by-case acceptance.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Students enrolled in their final academic year, has successfully completed all didactic course work and has completed the hours of clinical work required by the college of chiropractic may participate in the preceptor program. Written proof, which may include a preliminary transcript, from the college of chiropractic at which the student is enrolled and written approval by the Board is required. Students shall wear a name badge identifying them as a “student.”

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:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Upon the Board's determination of:
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Accepted
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted
Impairment Review

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Dry Needling: 50 hours didactic education and training in dry needling offered or certified by (see list NAC 634.3668 Optional Certification: 10-day temporary license, $50 application fee plus a $50 license fee, 30 days in advance. Application fee is not required if providing chiropractic services with no remuneration.
Physiotherapy Termed:   Termed Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
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:   None.

License by Endorsement: Has actively practiced chiropractic in another state for not fewer than 7 of the 10 years immediately preceding the date of submission of the application without having any adverse disciplinary action taken against him or her and had completed those parts of the examination administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners or its successor organization as were in effect at the time that the applicant graduated from chiropractic college.

Travel to Treat: Must apply at least 30 days in advance for temporary 10-day license; 2 per person per year; and $50 application fee plus $50 license fee. Application fee is not required if providing chiropractic services with no remuneration.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

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): Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   Please see additional requirements.
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   
Please see additional requirements.
Required Subjects:   If hold Dry Needling certification, 4 credit hours per biennial renewal period.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Chiropractic Physicians are required to complete 36 credit hours every two years and Chiropractic Assistants are required to complete 12 hours every two years. No requirements for how many in-person vs. online credits may be taken. Note, if this is the first renewal, continuing education is not required.
Additional CE Information:   Refer to the Continuing Ed section on the Boards website.
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Nicole Canada, D.C.
Xavier Martinez, D.C.
Board Member
Jason O. Jaeger, D.C.
Benjamin S Lurie
Vice President
Christian L. Augustin, Esq.
Public Member
Reza Ayazi, Esq
Public Member
Adam Ingles, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2024
Active Licenses:   812
Inactive Licenses:   71
New Licenses:   48
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   286
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 1/2024