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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.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Kasey Mayer | Licensing Board Administrator I
Legal Advisor:   Ms. Lauren Layman | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Aprille Morrison | Licensing Supervisor
Additional Support Staff:   
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:   Under Consideration
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education; fully accredited only
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Review laws and rules on the website.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Contact board

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
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:   Contact board
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   Chiropractic Physician, refer to state board for details
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   12
Required Subjects:   
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Michael Sommers, D.C.
Vice President

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   255
Inactive Licenses:   669
New Licenses:   30
Resident Licenses:   219
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   31 Intern licenses
Statistical Notes:   last updated 1-11-2022