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District 3
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 means the diagnosis of human ailments and diseases related to subluxations, joint dysfunctions, neuro- muscular and skeletal disorders for the purpose of their detection, correction or referral in order to restore and maintain health, without providing drugs or performing surgery; the use of physical and clinical examinations, conventional radiologic procedures and interpretation, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging read and interpreted by a person so licensed and clinical laboratory procedures to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care; adjunctive therapies approved by the board, by rule, to be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment; and treatment by adjustment or manipulation of the spine or other joints and connected neuromusculoskeletal tissues and bodily articulations.

“Adjunctive therapies” means to treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical, or natural methods, or by the use of physical means which include light, heat, water, or exercise in preparation for a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation.

Board Notes

Board and Vermont Office of Professional Regulation handle both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Kasey Mayer | Licensing Board Administrator I
Legal Advisor:   Lauren Layman | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Aprille Morrison | Licensing Supervisor
Additional Support Staff:   Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
Email Address:
Phone:   (802) 828-1134
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (802) 828-2465
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Office of Professional Regulation
Street Address Cont:   89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
City:   Montpelier
State:   VT
Zipcode:   05620-3402
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   None
Application Fee:   $200
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   Renew by 9/30 on even-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Part of the initial application process
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $200
Initial License Fee Notes:   Included in application fee
License Renewal Fee:   $265
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Bachelor Degree Required: Graduation from an accredited, four-year school of chiropractic

Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs: Council on Chiropractic Education or other accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the Board; fully accredited only
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   
Graduate from a foreign educational program accredited by a foreign chiropractic accrediting agency that is recognized and endorsed by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE-US); for applicants whose training was not in English, successfully pass the TOEFL examination.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Must register as a chiropractic intern; scope is limited to activities delegated to the intern by the supervising chiropractor and those activities included in the definition of the practice of chiropractic, all of which must be performed under the observation of the supervising chiropractor.

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:   Can use SPEC for reinstatement of lapsed license, disciplinary cases, and impairment review

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy: Chiropractic licensees may not advertise as or hold themselves out as performing 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:   Endorsement (substantially equivalent licensing requirements endorsement pathway and experience-based – 3-years – endorsement pathway); telehealth

Telemedicine Practices: Yes. Under a current waiver which expires June 30, 2023; a license or registration are required beginning on July 1, 2023 (Act 107, 2022)
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:   Chiropractic Physician, Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractor, refer to state law for details
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12
(24 over 2 years)
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12
(24 over 2 years)
Required Subjects:   
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Michael Sommers, D.C.
Charles Foster, D.C.
Board Member
Marna Biaccia, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   243
Inactive Licenses:   669
New Licenses:   30
Resident Licenses:   239
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   31 Intern licenses
Statistical Notes:   last updated 1/5/2023