Indiana State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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Indiana State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

District 2
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 diagnosis and analysis of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulation and includes other incidental means of adjustment of the spinal column and the practice of drugless therapeutics. Chiropractic does not include prescription or administration of legend drugs or other controlled substances; performing incisive surgery or internal or external cauterization; penetration of the skin with a needle or other instrument for any purpose except the purpose of blood analysis; use of colonic irrigations, plasmatics, ionizing radiation therapy, or radionics; conducting invasive diagnostic tests or analysis of body fluids except for urinalysis; the taking of X-rays of any organ other than the vertebral column and extremities; and the treatment or attempt to treat infectious diseases, endocrine disorders or atypical or abnormal histology.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Jody Edens | Director
Legal Advisor:   Clarence Leatherbury | Legal Avisor
Support Staff:   James Green | Assistant Director
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (317) 234-2054
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (217)233-4236
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Street Address Cont:   402 West Washington Street, Room W072
City:   Indianapolis
State:   IN
Zipcode:   46204
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   Given online
Application Fee:   $100
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   renew July 1, even-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Email out once we receive application / fee
Exam Fee:   $100 (application fee)
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $0
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $100, Inactive $50
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   Initial application only
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   With criminal background check

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   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:   Yes
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. See specific regulations under Indiana law. Graduates may qualify for temporary permit.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Accepted
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use Disciplinary Cases: Not planning to use Impairment Review: Not planning to use *An endorsement applicant who took NBCE exams prior to 9/87 is not required to take Part III.

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:    No specific requirements for PHT
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:   Proof of equivalent license in another state, NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy, license in good standing. An endorsement applicant who took NBCE exams prior to 9/87 is not required to take Part III. An applicant who took a state constructed exam in lieu of Part IV may qualify for licensure. Contact Board office for exact details. Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Only issue for sporting events
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:   Peer Review: Handled by state chiropractic association committee. (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12 hours per year, including 4 hours of public health and/or risk management
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   none
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: No
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Diane Vuotto, D.C.
Derek J. Dyer, D.C.
Vice Chair
John Jay Bernzott, D.C.
Board Member
Richard Mason, D.C.
Board Member
Emily Shoemaker
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   1,468
Inactive Licenses:   45
New Licenses:   50
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   New licenses from 1/1/2023 to 7/11/2023

Last updated 7/17/2023