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District 3
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)
(a) “Chiropractic” means a drugless system of health care based on the principle that interference with the transmission of nerve impulses may cause disease. (b) The practice of chiropractic includes, but is not limited to, the diagnosing and locating of misaligned or displaced vertebrae (subluxation complex), using x-rays and other diagnostic test procedures. Practice of chiropractic includes the treatment through manipulation/adjustment of the spine and other skeletal structures and the use of adjunctive procedures not otherwise prohibited by this chapter. (c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs, surgery or obstetrical or gynecological examinations or treatment. (d) All examinations performed by chiropractors shall be in accordance with the protocol and procedures as taught in the majority of accredited chiropractic colleges.

Board Notes

NOTE: Please send all correspondence through the Board office.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Danielle Ridgeway | Board Administrator
Legal Advisor:   Kevin Maloney | Deputy Attorney General
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (302) 744-4500
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (302) 739-2711
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Division of Professional Regulation Suite 203, Cannon Building
Street Address Cont:   861 Silver Lake Blvd.
City:   Dover
State:   DE
Zipcode:   19904
Time Zone:    Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   Must be complete 10 days prior to board meeting
Application Fee:   Flat rate
Application Notes:   Processing fee: $196
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   renew June 30 even-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   No state exam
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:    Notified at time of renewal
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:    Fully accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   None

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board

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:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: May be required Disciplinary Cases: May be required Impairment Review: May be required

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Drugless Therapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Optional Endorsement
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific Requirements
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:   Contact board for information. For applicants who graduated after July 1, 1997 - Parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy For applicants who graduated after Jan. 31,1991 and prior to July 1, 1997 - Parts I, II, and III For applicants who graduated prior to Jan. 31, 1991 - Parts I, II, III or Parts I, II, and SPEC exam
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:   12
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12
Required Subjects:   Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes Requires sexual boundaries training: No, but law prohibits OB/GYN exams and treatment
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Board approves program / practice management not accepted; CCE accredited courses accepted automatically
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Jessica Bohl, D.C.
John Mahoney, D.C.
Trevor Ennis, D.C.
Board Member
Matthew McIlrath, D.C.
Board Member
Taube Carpenter
Public Member
Donna Davidson
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   3
Active Licenses:   352
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   30
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes: