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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)
Chiropractic means that branch of the Healing Arts which is based on the premise that disease is attributable to the abnormal functioning of the human nervous system. It includes the diagnosing and analyzing of human ailments and seeks the elimination of the abnormal functioning of the human nervous system by the adjustment or manipulation, by hand, of the articulations and adjacent tissue of the human body, particularly the spinal column, and the usage as indicated of procedures which facilitate and make the adjustment or manipulation more effective, and the use of sanitary hygienic, nutritional, and physical remedial measures necessary to such practice. "Chiropractic" does not include colonic irrigation therapy. "Chiropractic" does include the use of venipuncture for diagnostic purposes; and, treatment by acupuncture when performed by an appropriately trained Chiropractor as determined by the Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Electrotherapy means the application of any radiant or current energies of high or low frequency, alternating or direct, except surgical cauterization, electrocoagulation, the use of radium in any form, and X-ray therapy, by a trained Doctor of Chiropractic who has fulfilled the educational and licensing requirements of this state board. (See Rule 7)

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Cheris Frailey | Program Director
Legal Advisor:   Robert W. Finke | First Assistant Attorney General
Support Staff:    Michael Chavez | Administrative Support
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (303) 894-7800
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (303) 894-2831
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   1560 Broadway, Ste 1350
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Denver
State:   CO
Zipcode:   80202
Time Zone:   Mountain

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   N/A
Application Fee:   N/A
Application Notes:   N/A
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:    Renew October 31st of odd-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   N/A
Exam Fee:   N/A
Exam Fee Notes:   N/A
Initial License Fee:   $250
Initial License Fee Notes:   Varies
License Renewal Fee:   $212 (Reinstatement) ; $210 (Reactivation) License renewal information is e-mailed to public address of record 6 weeks prior to expiration Fees subject to change
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education; The Board has the authority to approve a school with CCE equivalency.
Accreditation Notes:    Anatomy, including embryology and histology, physiology and psychology, biochemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, pathology, bacteriology, toxicology, public health, hygiene, sanitation, first aid, diagnosis, pediatrics, dermatology, syphilology, psychiatry, X-ray, obstetrics, gynecology, principles & practice of chiropractic, adjustive techniques, and orthopedics/neurology (See Statute 12-33-111)
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Contact Board for specific information.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
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:   Accepted
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:
Authority on License: Acupuncture: (application; no fee) Minimum 100 hours theoretical study and supervised clinical instruction verified by official transcript and pass a nationally recognized examination (See Rule 17). Authority on License: Animal: (application; no fee) Minimum 210 hours that include both classroom instruction and clinical experience culminating with a proficiency evaluation, (see 12-33-127, C.R.S.) Educational program must be Board-approved.
Physiotherapy Termed:    Electrotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   120 classroom hours in this subject with a clinical component to determine competency; passing the NBCE Physiotherapy examination is acceptable to demonstrate competency (See Rule 10)
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   
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:   
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   15 per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   10 per renewal period
Required Subjects:   Continuing chiropractic education program sponsors need not apply for nor expect to receive prior Board approval for a formal continuing chiropractic education program. The number of creditable hours may be determined by counting the contact hours of instruction and rounding to the nearest quarter hour. The Board relies upon the integrity of the program sponsors to present continuing chiropractic education that constitutes a meritorious learning experience and complies with C.R.S., 12-33-116 and 12-33-111. If during an audit it is discovered that a sponsor has falsified information regarding the course, the sponsor may be required to have all future courses pre-approved. Course content is limited to scientific subject matter basic to the field of the healing arts (contact board for list). Offerings in the promotion of practice building or office management shall not be approved for CE. Instructors must be qualified to teach the course outlined. The licensee must maintain in his/her own file, the date and hours of attendance, synopsis of the course content, and the qualifications of the instructor. (See Rule 8)
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Board requires sexual boundaries training: No. Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No. Other special areas of specific CE training required: CPR Healthcare Provider Level needs to be maintained while licensed. The hours necessary to maintain this CPR certification may be used toward the CE hours required by Rule 8.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Randy Knoche, D.C.
Donald Corenman, D.C.
Vice President
Sara Schmidt, D.C.
Michelle Wendling, D.C.
Board Member
Michael Simeone, D.C.
Board Member
Jose Chaves
Public Member
Alexandra Zuccarelli
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2
Active Licenses:   2,565
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
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