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District 1
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 system of specific adjustment or manipulation of the articulations and tissues of the body; the investigation, examination and clinical diagnosis of conditions of the human body and the treatment of the human body by the application of manipulative, manual, mechanical, physiotherapeutic or clinical nutritional methods and may include the use of diagnostic X-rays. Nothing herein contained shall allow any physician to perform surgical operations or practice obstetrics, or direct or suggest to the patient that such patient shall use products required by law to be dispensed on prescription only or is restricted to use by practitioners only. Those holding Clinical Nutrition Certification will be allowed to administer certain listed prescription substances by injection and IV methods.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Cesley Metcalfe | Executive Officer
Legal Advisor:   Gregory Loos | General Counsel
Support Staff:   Kent Absec | Licensing Program Manager
Additional Support Staff:   John Price, Investigative Unit Manager
Email Address:
Phone:   (208) 334-3233
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (208) 334-3945
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses 11341 W. Chinden Blvd., Bldg. #6, Boise ID 83714
Street Address Cont:   PO Box 83720
City:   Boise
State:   ID
Zipcode:   83720-0063
Time Zone:   Mountain

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractor Physician Active Optional Certification: Clinical Nutrition Certification Rules passed in 2018 will require annual certification and recertification training every three (3) years.
Application Deadline:   N/A
Application Fee:   $200
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew on birth date
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   NBCE Exams
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $200
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $175
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
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Must pass all portions of the U.S. NBCE Exams. Contact board for specific information. Idaho Board accepts Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, MacQuarie University / Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, and Institut Francais de Chiropratique.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   Yes
Supervised Practice Notes:    Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Intern Program (effective 07/01-01) No preceptorship program, however temporary permit for graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.'s to practice under licensed D.C. 54-705 (b) and rule 550 allows for chiropractic assistants - may meet college standards for preceptor. Rule 551 allows for chiropractic intern.

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:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Please see Rule 100.01.b Reinstatement Lapsed License: Under consideration Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration Impairment Review: Under consideration

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Clinical Nutrition Certification Rules passed in 2018 will require annual certification and recertification training every three (3) years.
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapeutic
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   None
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:    5 years continuous practice immediately preceding application, current license in good standing, meet requirements for Idaho licensure, possible completion of limited examination. Please see Rule 100.01.b

Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, with limitations - a chiropractor may only practice on the individual participants of the specific event indicated. Contact board for details.

Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: See Idaho Telehealth Access Act on website:
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:   (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:   18 hours per year, CCE approved
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   Please see Rules 350 and 351
Required Subjects:   Please see Rules 350 and 351
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Craig J. Manning, D.C.
Shannon Gaertner- Ewing, D.C.
Board Member
William Higgins, D.C.
Board Member
Cathy Hart
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   827
Inactive Licenses:   42
New Licenses:   74
Resident Licenses:   690
Retired Licenses:   2
Other Status Licenses:   37 with Clinical Nutrition Certification
Chiropractic Assistants:   0
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 2-14-2022