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District 1
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 practice of chiropractic" includes: (1) The examination, evaluation, and diagnosis by means including x-ray, other appropriate diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory procedures, or pertinent examinations taught by chiropractic colleges accredited by the council on chiropractic education or its successor or equivalent; (2) The treatment of patients by means of the adjustment or manipulation of the spinal column, the vertebral articulations, the appendicular skeleton not excluding the skull, and of any displaced tissue of any kind or nature; (3) The practice of physiotherapy, electrotherapy, or hydrotherapy; (4) All other procedures, treatments, and interventions taught by chiropractic colleges accredited by the council on chiropractic education or its successor; (5) The rating and reporting of any permanent impairment of function and the providing of professional opinions regarding any matter included in this definition of practice of chiropractic as set out herein; (6) Delegation of basic health care duties in the practice of chiropractic to a certified chiropractic clinical assistant; and (7) Telehealth. The practice of chiropractic does not include prescribing for or administering to any person any medicine or drug to be taken internally which is now or hereafter included in materia medica, nor performing any surgery, except as is provided in this section, nor practicing obstetrics.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Lisa Blanchard | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Austin Lafferty |
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (701)213-0476
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (855)450-2153
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   607 Birch Court
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 185
City:   Grafton
State:   ND
Zipcode:   58237
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic / Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant
Application Deadline:   None
Application Fee:   $300 / $50
Application Notes:   Chiropractor: $300
Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant: $50
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Chiropractor: All Licenses are valid from September 1st through September 1st annually.
Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant: All licenses are valid from March 1 through March 1 annually.
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Online Examination
Exam Fee:   None
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   
Chiropractor Active: $400
Chiropractor Inactive: $100
CCCA $50
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   All costs associated with obtaining a criminal history record check are the responsibility of the applicant.
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   
Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully Accredited
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:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:    Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. Students must adhere to college criteria. Graduated D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. as a Graduate Intern.

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:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   
Application requirements based upon graduation dates and at the board’s discretion for reciprocity or endorsement applications.

May be required for the reactivation of an inactive license.

May be required in disciplinary cases.

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Acupuncture, 100 hours of CCE training
Dry Needling, 50 hours of CCE training.
Physiotherapy Termed:    Physiotherapy
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:   Applicants holds a license in good standing in another state; licensed to practice for at least the preceding 2 years in other jurisdiction; Jurisprudence Exam requirement; Criminal History Record Check. May require SPEC or Part IV. Telemedicine Practices require ND license
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
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:    Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Chiropractic Physician, D.C.
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   Yes

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   Chiropractors: 20 hours per year
CCCA's 3 hours required per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   20 / 3
Required Subjects:   None
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   

Requires professional boundary training: Chiropractors: license renewal 3 hours per 3 years

Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No

Other specific CE training required: Two (2) hours of Acupuncture CEU's annually if Acupuncture certified.

Two (2) hours of Dry Needling if Dry Needling certified.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Eric Froehling, D.C.
Sheri Ten Broek, D.C.
Vice President
Christa Mellum, C.A
Dion Ficek, D.C.
Board Member
Kent Yohe, D.C.
Board Member
Vincent Rokke, D.C.
Board Member
Kalyn Botz
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   460
Inactive Licenses:   44
New Licenses:   17
Resident Licenses:   435
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   17
Chiropractic Assistants:   140
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 12/31/2022