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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)
Doctor of Chiropractic means one qualified by experience and training and licensed by the Board to diagnose his patients and to treat those of his patients diagnosed as having diseases or disorders relating to subluxations of the articulations of the human spine and its adjacent tissues by indicated adjustments or manipulation of those subluxations and by applying methods of treatments designed to augment those adjustments or manipulation. Any person licensed under this chapter may sign death certificates, and sign and execute all legal documents and certificates with the same authority as members of other schools or systems of treatment.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Ms. Ashley Cotton | Administrator
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   502-892-4250
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   502-564-4818
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:    500 Mero Street, 2SC32
Street Address Cont:   PO BOX 1360
City:   Frankfort
State:   KY
Zipcode:   40601 (Physical) ; 40602 (Mailing)
Time Zone:    Eastern Standard

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   prior to issuance of license
Application Fee:   $350
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by March 1 annually
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Available online only after license is issued.
Exam Fee:   None
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   
Initial License Fee Notes:   Included in application fee
License Renewal Fee:   $250 active ; $75 inactive
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education (school must be fully accredited at the time of the applicant's graduation)
Accreditation Notes:   A minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours of study from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or other regional accrediting agencies as recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, be a graduate of college or university accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or their successors, and which maintains a standard and reputability approved by the board.
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   No provision for licensure at this time.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   A student of chiropractic may engage in clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor as part of the student's educational program.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Not Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Required for licensees reinstating a license that has been inactive/expired more than 4 years.

SPEC: Reciprocity / Endorsement: No

Reinstatement Lapsed License: At the discretion of the board

Disciplinary Cases: Yes

Impairment Review: Not planning to use

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
The complete list of approved specialties can be found here:
Physiotherapy Termed:    Adjunctive Treatment
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:    Must have received training from CCE accredited chiropractic college to use.
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   Yes

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   None.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

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): Terms listed above (Dr. cannot be used without identifying type of degree)
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12 hours per year.
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   6
Required Subjects:   6 of the 12 CE hours must be taken at a live, in-person course (no longer has to be taken in Kentucky) The remaining 6 hours can be taken online. All courses must be board approved. All first-year applicants must take 2 hours Kentucky Jurisprudence course prior to first renewal.

Other specific CE training required: For Peer Review Registration ONLY -- an additional 6 hours annually in “Utilization Review” taken in KY. For initial registration for Peer Review a minimum of 100 hours of Utilization Review is required.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Sponsored by any CCE chiropractic college or any state or national chartered organization of chiropractors. Program must be of clinical benefit to Kentucky chiropractors.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

James England, D.C.
Jaclyn Kelly Cooper-Hensen, D.C.
Board Member
Chad Henderson, D.C.
Vice President
Shannon Johnson, D.C.
Board Member
Rachael Kuperus, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   907
Inactive Licenses:   121
New Licenses:   26 over the last year
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   27 active peer review registry
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 8-16-2023