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District 2
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://mn.gov/boards/chiropractic-examiners/
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)
Chiropractic recognizes the innate recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery by identifying and caring for vertebral subluxations and other abnormal articulations by emphasizing the relationship between structure and function as coordinated by the nervous system and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health; Chiropractic services include the evaluation and facilitation of structural, biomechanical, and neurological function and integrity through the use of adjustment, manipulation, mobilization, or other procedures accomplished by manual or mechanical forces applied to bones or joints and their related soft tissues for correction of vertebral subluxation, other abnormal articulations, neurological disturbances, structural alterations, or biomechanical alterations, and includes, but is not limited to manual therapy and mechanical therapy; diagnostic services including clinical, physical, laboratory, and other diagnostic measures, including diagnostic imaging that may be necessary to determine the presence or absence of a condition, deficiency, deformity, abnormality, or disease as a basis for evaluation of a health concern, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, further examination, or referral; Therapeutic services include rehabilitative therapy, and all of the therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventive sciences and procedures for which the licensee was subject to examination. When provided, therapeutic services must be performed within a practice where the primary focus is the provision of chiropractic services to prepare the patient for chiropractic services, or to complement the provision of chiropractic services; Acupuncture is permitted only after registration with the board which requires completion of a board-approved course of study and successful completion of a board-approved national examination on acupuncture; A licensed chiropractor may engage in the practice of animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment if registered to do so by the board, and if the animal has been referred to the chiropractor by a veterinarian.

Board Notes

* Note: Send mail to board members through Board office

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Ridge Pidde, D.C. | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Jamal Zayed | Assistant Attorney General
Support Staff:   Jessica Faulken | Licensing Coordinator
Additional Support Staff:   
Jill Warner | Complaints, Discipline, Rulemaking
Website:   https://mn.gov/boards/chiropractic-examiners/
Email Address:   
Application/Licensing Questions: Jessica.Faulken@state.mn.us
Statute/Compliance Questions: Jill.Warner@state.mn.us
651-201-2848 Jessica (Licensing)
651-201-2849 Jill (Discipline / Rules)
651-201-2850 (General)
Phone Extension:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   335 Randolph Avenue, Suite 280
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Saint Paul
State:   MN
Zipcode:   55102
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   n/a
Application Fee:   $250
Application Notes:   
$33.25 for Criminal Background Check (CBC)
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by December 31
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   n/a
Exam Fee:   Included in application fee
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   
Initial License Fee Notes:   Included in exam fee
License Renewal Fee:   $200
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
With initial application and following lapse of license > 1 year
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   
We require at least one-half of all academic credits required for awarding of a baccalaureate degree.

Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully accredited status CCE schools or fully accredited by an agency approved by USDE accepted as of January 1, 1988.
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:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   Yes
Supervised Practice Notes:   
Students may practice under licensed D.C. if both are in chiropractic college’s community-based internship program. A graduate preceptor program has been established for graduated but not yet licensed D.C.s (contact Board for more information).

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:   Required
SPEC Notes:   
SPEC: License transfer available
Reinstatement of Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Independent Examiner Registration
Acupuncture Registration
Professional Firm Registration
Animal Chiropractic Registration
Physiotherapy Termed:   Rehabilitative therapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
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:   Statutes allow for license transfer/endorsement. Must have 5 years of active practice elsewhere and may not be subject of discipline elsewhere. Must take written jurisprudence exam. Contact board for more information.
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:   Required for Preceptorship/graduate program
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:   Yes

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   20 hours
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   20 alternative-method credits allowed
Required Subjects:   20 CEUs total each year for DC license by an MBCE approved or PACE provider, including:

- 3 CEUs in X-ray or advanced imaging related subjects (technical, diagnostic, safety)
- 1 CEU in professional boundaries (preventing boundary crossing in the clinical setting)
- 2 CEUs in Acupuncture, if registered to provide acupuncture, (included in annual 20 total)

6 additional hours in animal chiropractic subjects if registered to perform animal chiropractic services. These are in addition to the 20 CEUs required for the DC license.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Board approved sponsor ─ must benefit patient and not be administrative/practice building
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Derek Doty, D.C.
Nicole Zaret, D.C.
Vice President
Robert Daschner, D.C.
Board Member
Richard Ottomeyer, D.C.
Board Member
Noel Fredericksen, D.C.
Board Member
Mary Syfax Noble
Public Member
Kimberly Hill
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   3,259
Inactive Licenses:   126
New Licenses:   120 in the last 12 months
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   1,104
Other Status Licenses:   2,971
Chiropractic Assistants:   n/a
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 12-5-2023