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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)
"Practice of chiropractic" means the detecting and correcting of subluxations that cause vertebral, neuromuscular, or skeletal disorder, by adjustment of the spine or manipulation of bodily articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health; the use of x-rays, physical examination, and examination by noninvasive instrumentation for the detection of subluxations; and the referral of a patient for diagnostic x-rays, tests, and clinical laboratory procedures in order to determine a regimen of chiropractic care or to form a basis of referral of patients to other licensed health care professionals. The practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs, surgery, or injections, but may include, upon certification by the Board, counseling about hygienic and other noninvasive ancillary procedures authorized by rules issued pursuant to this act."

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Aisha Nixon, MPT, CPM | Executive Director / Associate Director
Legal Advisor:   Ajay Gohil | Board Attorney
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Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:   
Phone:   (202) 724-8800
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (202) 442-8117
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   D.C. Board of Chiropractic
Street Address Cont:   899 North Capitol St. NE, 2nd Floor
City:   Washington
State:   D.C.
Zipcode:   20002
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   60 days in advance of exam date and for re-exams (exceptions are at the discretion of the Board)
Application Fee:   $568 (chiropractic licensure); $839 (chiropractic & 1 ancillary procedure); $1,110 (chiropractic & 2 ancillary procedures); $110 chiropractic re-examination
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   renew Dec. 31 even-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Second Tuesday in March, July and November
Exam Fee:   
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Initial License Fee:   
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License Renewal Fee:    $ 300; ancillary procedures $153 plus application fees of $85 each
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   School is fully accredited at time of applicant's graduation by Council on Chiropractic Education.
Accreditation Notes:   
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:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with Board approval. Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No. Applicants may participate in a preceptorship and practice under the supervision of a Board approved licensed chiropractor.

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:   Required
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: N/A Reinstatement Lapsed License: At Board's discretion - up to 5 years Disciplinary Cases: At Board's discretion Impairment Review: At Board's discretion

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Ancillary procedures; Acupuncture; Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Termed:   Ancillary Procedures
Physiotherapy Certification:   Optional Endorsement
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   No specific requirements
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Applicants must pass the District of Columbia jurisprudence examination and NBCE examination.
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:   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:   12
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: 2 hours of HIV/AIDS CE Other specific CE training required: None
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Courses provided or sponsored by CCE or ACA, ICA, or board approval.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Keita Vanterpool, D.C.
Miya Bazley, D.C.
Board Member
Justin Klein, D.C.
Board Member
Justin Palmer, M.P.A.
Board Member
Torey Mack, M.D.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   1
Active Licenses:   160
Inactive Licenses:   10
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Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
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Chiropractic Assistants:   
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