The Division of Professional Licensing, DOPL
License Date: N/A
FCLB Member: Yes
Scope (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A practice of the healing arts, the purpose of which is to restore or maintain human health, in which patient-care, or first aid, hygienic, nutritional, or rehabilitative procedures are administered, and which places emphasis upon specific vertebral adjustment, manipulation and treatment of the articulation and adjacent tissues of the spinal column and musculoskeletal structure of the body and nervous system. A chiropractor may examine, diagnose and treat only within this scope, and may not perform "incisive" surgery, prescribe or administer drugs, or medicines for which an authorized prescription is required by law, treat cancer, practice obstetrics, prescribe or administer X-ray therapy or set displaced fractures. A chiropractor may use X-ray for diagnostic purposes only.
Board Notes4 year term (may be reappointed for a second term); approved by Governor; advisory to Division
Required Licenses: Chiropractic Physician
Application Deadline: None
Application Fee: $200
Term Notes: by May 31st of even years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: None - make appointment to take jurisprudence exam with Prov Inc. (provexam.com)
Exam Fee: $68
Exam Fee Notes: (payable to Prov Inc. (provexam.com))
Initial License Fee: $200 (payable to state)
Initial License Fee Notes:
License Renewal Fee: $103
Criminal Background Check: No
Criminal Background Check Notes:
Minimum Years Pre Professional Education: 2
Bachelor Degree Required: No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs: Council on Chiropractic Education; Must be Fully Accredited
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges: Utah does NOT accept foreign education. We require graduation from a CCE accredited program. We do NOT have foreign education equivalency as a pathway to licensure.
Student Practice Info
May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation: No
Supervised Practice: Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required: No
Supervised Practice Notes:
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: Required
NBCE Spec: Required
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
Part I: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria
Part II: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria
Part III (WCCE): Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria
Part IV: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria
Physiotherapy: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria
Acupuncture: Required to perform Acupuncture as a Chiropractic Physician.
SPEC: Required under individual circumstances, please check with the Division.
Note: A licensed chiropractor can perform physiotherapy under his/her practice act according to his/her competency.
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: The applicant, by Endorsement, must be active and in good standing, must have at least two years of licensed experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the license must encompass a similar scope of practice. The Division may refuse to issue a license if the applicant has a previous or pending disciplinary action related their license. Additionally, the applicant must take and pass the Utah Chiropractic Law & Rule examination.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat: Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices: No
Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance: No
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: Yes
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info
Continuing Education Info
Required Hours Per Year: 20
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year: 5
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: Refer to Division laws/rules.
(Due to the recent Pandemic this is waived all 40 hours may be distance learning.
When the Pandemic is over the waiver will end.)
Additional CE Information:
Additional Accepts PACE: Accepts PACE
Regulatory Board Members
Jon Stucky, D.C.
Dan S. Monson. D.C.
Kristina A. Stitcher, D.C.
Larry R. Vance. D.C.
Current As Of Date: 2023
Active Licenses: 1,115
Inactive Licenses: 19
New Licenses: 41
Other Status Licenses: 875
Statistical Notes: Current as of 12-4-2023