STATE OF ARIZONA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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STATE OF ARIZONA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 4
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://chiroboard.az.gov/
 
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   
The Federation does not provide an 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.

Scope

(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a portal of entry health care provider who engages in the practice of health care, which includes:
1. The practice of health care deals with the diagnosis and correction of subluxations, functional vertebral or articular dysarthrosis, or neuromuscular skeletal disorders for the restoration and maintenance of health.
2. The use of physical and clinical examinations, diagnostic X-rays, and clinical laboratory procedures that are limited to urine collection, finger pricks, or venipuncture in order to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care or to form a basis for referral of patients to other licensed health care professionals, or both.
3. Treatment by adjustment of the spine or bodily articulations, including physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures; procedures related to the correction of subluxations and neuromuscular skeletal disorders; prescription of orthopedic supports; acupuncture.

Board Notes

Note: Please send all board member correspondence through the board office

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Ms. Alissa M. Vander Veen | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Attorney General's Office |
Support Staff:   Laura Zaragoza | Operations Coordinator
Additional Support Staff:   
Ryan Dominick, Senior Board Investigator
Larry Acosta, Board Investigator
Conny Gillum, Licensing and Operations Coordinator
Website:   https://chiroboard.az.gov/
Email Address:   generalinfo@chiroboard.az.gov
Phone:    (602) 864-5088
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   1740 West Adams Street, Ste 2430
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Phoenix
State:   Arizona
Zipcode:   85007
Time Zone:   Mountain / Pacific (Arizona Time)

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   $272.00, including a $22 fingerprinting fee
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   
Annually on the last date of the month of the licensee’s date of birth.
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   The Arizona jurisprudence exam is administered online.
Exam Fee:   $10.00
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $100.00
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $225.00
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Accredited by or has status with CCE or is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the USDE or the council on post-secondary accreditation.
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 the supervision of licensed D.C. with Board approval only (see extensive AZ rules).
No temporary certificate exists for graduated D.C.s to practice under the licensed doctor.

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:   Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Physiotherapy: Required for physiotherapy certification
Acupuncture: Required for acupuncture certification
SPEC:
Reciprocity/Endorsement: May use now
Disciplinary Cases: May use now
Impairment Review: May use now

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
An Arizona chiropractic license does not allow you to perform physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures (PMMTP) or acupuncture. These are considered specialties, and you must apply for certification in these areas.
Physiotherapy requires 120 hours of additional education, a passing score on NBCE exam, a $100 application fee + $100 certificate issuance fee.
Acupuncture requires 100 hours of additional education, a passing score on NBCE’s Acupuncture exam, $100 application fee + $100 certificate issuance fee..
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures
Physiotherapy Certification:   Information not Available
Physiotherapy Education:   120 course hours
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   $100 app. fee, $100 original certificate fee
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   
-Must have an active license
- NBCE Parts I & II
- Fingerprinting and report
- No disciplinary history
- Active license 5 out of the last 7 years
- Arizona jurisprudence exam.

Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices: Yes requires an out-of-state licensee to participate and register with the Telehealth Registry
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
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:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12 hours are required per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12 - 50-minute hours
Required Subjects:   
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Record Keeping 2 hours every even calendar year
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Courses provided by a college or university
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Wayne Bennett, D.C.
Chair
Angela Powell
Vice Chair
Mitchell Turbenson
Public Member
7/2026
Kevin Lees, D.C.
Board Member
George Camacho, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   2,159
Inactive Licenses:   44
New Licenses:   110
Resident Licenses:   1,942
Retired Licenses:   71
Other Status Licenses:   192
Chiropractic Assistants:   n/a
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 7-14-2023