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District 5
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   www.boc.wv.gov
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 practices and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges. These shall include the use of diagnostic, analytical and therapeutic procedures specifically including the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column; included is the treatment of intersegmental disorders for alleviation of related neurological aberrations. Patient care and management is conducted with due regard for environment and nutritional factors, as well as first aid, hygiene, sanitation, rehabilitation and physiological therapeutic procedures designed to assist in the restoration and maintenance of neurological integrity and homeostatic balance.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Amy B. Farley | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Adriana L. Marshall | Board Attorney
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   www.boc.wv.gov
Email Address:    wvchiroboard@outlook.com
Phone:   (304) 746-7839
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (877) 992-0248
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   415 ½ D Street, Suite B
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 8532
City:   So. Charleston
State:   WV
Zipcode:   25303
Time Zone:    Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   6 weeks prior to exam date
Application Fee:   $130
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by July 1st
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   February 1, 2024 and August 1, 2024
Exam Fee:   $130
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $45
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:    $261 - Resident
$130 - Non Resident or Retired
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   60
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   
Accreditation Notes:   Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully accredited only
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:   Students may work under direct supervision of licensed D.C. Contact Board for more details.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence,
Meeting with board / Oral interview with a board member
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use Reinstatement Lapsed License: After a lapse of two years, a license may be issued only after the former certificate holder, subsequent to the lapse, has fulfilled all other requirements of licensure as set forth in Chapter 30, Article 16 (§30-16-6) and has passed the SPEC exam. Disciplinary Cases: Can use now Impairment Review: Not planning to use

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy (optional but preferred); required to perform & bill
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiological Therapeutic Procedures
Physiotherapy Certification:   Optional Endorsement
Physiotherapy Education:    120 hours in subject
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:   Handled on case-by-case basis, state must have requirements equivalent to West Virginia and reciprocate with WV.

Telemedicine Practice rules in progress.
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:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   18 hours per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   6 hours only
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: Varies
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: At the discretion of the Board - approves either sponsor or program. Reputable sponsors, instructors from approved chiropractic colleges
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Holly L. Harvey, D.C.
Jeffrey Summers, DC.
Vice Chair
Karl C. Boone, D.C.
Board Member
Terry W. Chambers, D.C.
Board Member
Ruth R. Lemmon
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   307
Inactive Licenses:   0
New Licenses:   17
Resident Licenses:   246
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   300 Expired
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Last updated 1-11-2022