OKLAHOMA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
License Date: N/A
FCLB Member: Yes
Scope(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Chiropractic is the science and art that teaches health in anatomic relation and disease or abnormality in anatomic disrelation, and includes hygienic, sanitary and therapeutic measures incident thereto. The scope of practice of chiropractic shall include those diagnostic and treatment services and procedures which have been taught by an accredited chiropractic college and have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Board NotesBoard handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Required Licenses: Chiropractic
Application Deadline: 30 days prior to exam date
Application Fee: $300 payable online with online application
Term Notes: Renew by July 1st
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Contact board for specific information on dates for examinations.
Exam Fee: Payable to NBCE
Exam Fee Notes: Jurisprudence examination administered by NBCE
Initial License Fee:
Initial License Fee Notes:
License Renewal Fee:
$275 active resident
$50 resident DC (retired and over 65)
$100 inactive resident
$175 inactive non-resident.
Payable online through database portal.
Criminal Background Check: Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes: Effective November 1, 2017 all applicants are required to submit to a national criminal history record check.
Fingerprinting Notes: Yes; Effective November 1, 2017. Contact board, pursuant to Section 150.9 of Title 74. Cost is responsibility of applicant
Minimum Years Pre Professional Education: 0
Bachelor Degree Required: No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs: Accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges: Each applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic college. For those graduating from a chiropractic program outside of the United States the applicants must have completed an educational program leading to a degree in chiropractic from an institution authorized to operate by the government having jurisdiction in which it is domiciled. All credentials, diplomas, and other required documentation in a foreign language submitted to the Board by such applicants shall be accompanied by notarized English translations. International applicants shall provide satisfactory evidence of meeting the requirements for permanent residence or temporary nonimmigrants status as set forth by the United States citizenship and Immigration services.
Student Practice Info
May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation: Yes
Supervised Practice: Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required: No
Supervised Practice Notes: Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. through preceptorship guidance program. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board
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: Accepted
NBCE Spec: Required
SPEC Notes: SPEC Exams are accepted and utilized at the discretion of the Board.
Injectable Certification following completion of a Board approved injectable certification course.
Animal chiropractic certification.
Contact Board office about registry for post-doctorate diplomates and non-diplomate certifications.
Advertising prohibited unless the chiropractor registers specialty with the Board.
Physiotherapy Termed: Physiological Therapeutics
Physiotherapy Certification: Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education: No specific Requirements
Physiotherapy Exam: None
Physiotherapy Fee: None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification: Yes
License Portability Info
Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement: The applicant must have three years active practice and be in good standing in the state, territory or province where he/she is currently licensed.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat: Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices: No
Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance: Yes
Malpractice Notes: No minimum requirement is set by the Board.
Peer Review: No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor: (In addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, Physician of Chiropractic
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians: No
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info
Continuing Education Info
Required Hours Per Year: 16
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year: 8
Required Subjects: Other specific CE training required: Considered by the board annually.
New Doctor Orientation CE for new licensees with less than 3 years in active practice. Contact board office for further information.
Requires sexual boundaries training: N/A
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: N/A
Additional Requirements And Information For CE: Program Criteria: Approval of programs to be offered to satisfy license renewal provisions is vested solely in the Board. All seminars shall be of a chiropractic nature (among other relevant factors).
Additional CE Information: Contact Board for additional information.
Additional Accepts PACE: Accepts PACE
Regulatory Board Members
Lance Hoose, D.C.
Arnold Kenyon, D.C.
Jennifer Hanson, D.C.
Joseph Holman, D.C.
Vernon Millspaugh, D.C.
Jason Drake, D.C.
Kacey Nicholes, D.C.
James P. Rhodes, D.C
Current As Of Date: 2023
Active Licenses: 989
Inactive Licenses: 34
New Licenses: Contact Board
Resident Licenses: 9
Retired Licenses: 38
Other Status Licenses: 58 Inactive Non-Resident
Chiropractic Assistants: 85
Statistical Notes: Current as of 1/5/2023