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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)
Refer to N.J.A.C. 13:44E-1.1: The practice of chiropractic means a philosophy science and healing art concerned with the restoration and preservation of health and wellness through the promotion of well-being, prevention of disease, and promotion and support of the inherent or innate recuperative abilities of the body. The practice of chiropractic includes the reduction of chiropractic subluxation and the examination, diagnosis, analysis, assessment, systems of adjustments, manipulation and treatment of the articulations and soft tissue of the body. It is within the lawful scope of the practice of chiropractic to diagnose, adjust and treat the articulations of the spinal column and other joints, articulations and soft tissue and to order and administer physical modalities and therapeutic, rehabilitative and strengthening exercises.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Lisa Tadeo | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Nancy Miller and Delia Delisi | Board Attorneys
Support Staff:   Dinis Pinto | Staff
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (973) 504-6395
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (973) 648-4630
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   124 Halsey Street - zip 07102
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 45004
City:   Newark
State:   NJ
Zipcode:   07101
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   Rolling
Application Fee:   $125
Application Notes:   Verification fee: $40 Endorsement fee: $75
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   By August 31st of odd-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Online
Exam Fee:   $50
Exam Fee Notes:   All applicants are required to complete the on-line new licensee orientation and jurisprudence examination - $75 fee.
Initial License Fee:   $350 for full biennial
Initial License Fee Notes:   $175 in second year of biennial
License Renewal Fee:   $350
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   NJ accepts any individual who has graduated from a school, institution or college of chiropractic which was approved during the individual’s entire course of study by the board, and accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education, or the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, or other accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   School must be approved by Board (Currently accepting Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.)

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Contact Board: Students may function under licensed D.C. but may not perform any chiropractic procedures.
No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C. Regulation on chiropractic assistants apply.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence,
New license orientation
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:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   
Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Yes, if lapsed more than 5 yrs
Disciplinary Cases: At Board's discretion
Impairment Review: At Board's discretion

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Electro-Diagnostics - $50 fee
Physiotherapy Termed:   Limited Physical Modalities
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   No one obtains chiropractic licensure without successfully passing an acceptable sister-state examination.
Endorsement Fee $75;
Application Fee $125 + Initial license Fee.
New Jersey doesn't offer reciprocity.
Applicants also required to successfully complete Jurisprudence exam and undergo criminal history record check.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   Yes
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   15
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   6
Required Subjects:   
2 credits in nutrition
2 credits in ethics, record keeping or NJ Law
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Must be approved by the NJ Board
Additional CE Information:   
For continuing education course application submissions:
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

John Traier
Public Member
Michael Kaufman, D.C.
Board Member
Uchenna Abba Onyeani, D.C.
Board Member
Pasquale Pucciarelli, D.C.
Board Member
Kelly Blundy, D.C.
Board Member
Lambros Lambrou, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   3,458
Inactive Licenses:   1,162
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   40
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 3-3-2023