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District 4
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)
"Chiropractic" means the science, art and philosophy of things natural, the science of locating and removing interference with the transmissions or expression of nerve forces and adjacent structures, more especially those of the vertebral column and pelvis, for the purpose of restoring and maintaining health for treatment of human disease primarily by, but not limited to, adjustment and manipulation of the human structure. It shall include, but not be limited to, the use of all natural agencies to assist in the healing act, such as food, water, heat, cold, electricity, mechanical appliances, herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies and any necessary diagnostic procedure, excluding invasive procedures, except as provided by the board by rule and regulation. It shall exclude operative surgery and prescription or use of controlled or dangerous drugs.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Micaela Apodaca | Board Administrator
Legal Advisor:   Delilah Tonorio |
Support Staff:   Hope Rodriguez | Compliance Liaison
Additional Support Staff:   June Churchill - Licensing Specialist
Email Address:
Phone:   (505) 476-4622
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (505) 476-4646
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   2550 Cerrillos Road
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 25101
City:   Santa Fe
State:   NM
Zipcode:   84504
Time Zone:   Mountain

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   $350
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renewal notices sent on or before June 1. Expires June 30
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   
Exam Fee:   $350
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $350
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $300 Active ; $100 Inactive ; $25 Impairment Fee
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

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:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. with Board approval. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C. Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact board

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:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now * Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now * Disciplinary Cases: Can use now * Impairment Review: Can use now * *At the discretion of the board

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiological Therapeutics
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   no
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Applicant must be of good moral character and maintained an active practice at least seven of the last ten years in another state or country whose licensure requirements are equal to or exceed those of New Mexico. Applicant must also submit a completed application and complete a jurisprudence questionnaire. If minimal requirements are not met, applicant may be required to take an examination. Applicant who has no disciplinary action(s) pending or taken against any chiropractic license the applicant held or holds, applicant agrees to a National Practitioner’s Databank and a Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board’s background check.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   Yes
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   Yes
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:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   16 per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   8 hours only
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Contact board office
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE Precheck

Regulatory Board Members

Darcey Pope Wyatt, D.C.
Board Member
Robert Perea, D.C.
Board Member
Bradley Frackrell, D.C.
Vice Chair
Telletha Valenski
Public Member
Kathy Fresquez-Chavez
Public Member
Dominique Taylor, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   548
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   27
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   83
Other Status Licenses:   Expired licenses: 543
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 1-6-2023