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Licensure Requirements

Doctor of Chiropractic licensure in Virginia is granted by the Virginia Board of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Go to: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/
medicine/medicine_laws_regs.htm
, then click on "Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathy, Podiatry and Chiropractic”

Instructions for Completing the Chiropractic Endorsement Application, and Application to Practice Chiropractic:
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Medicine/
medicine_forms.htm#Chiropractic

 

Application Fee

$200, non-refundable

 

Required Documents

Copy of diploma and transcript of grades from chiropractic college. A chronological record of all activities since graduation, giving location, dates and types of service. Business address required.

 

Examination

No state exams. Part IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (NBCE) required if you graduated after January 1996.

 

Eligibility

  1. If the applicant matriculated in a chiropractic college on or after July 1, 1975, he shall be a graduate of a chiropractic college accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Chiropractic Education or any other organization approved by the board.
  2. If the applicant matriculated in a chiropractic college prior to July 1, 1975, he shall be a graduate of a chiropractic college accredited by the American Chiropractic Association or the International Chiropractic Association or any other organization approved by the board.
  3. An applicant who graduated after January 31, 1996 shall document successful completion of Parts I, II, III, and IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (NBCE).
  4. An applicant who graduated from January 31, 1991 to January 31, 1996 shall document successful completion of Parts I, II, and III of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (NBCE).
  5. An applicant who graduated from July 1, 1965 to January 31, 1991, shall document successful completion of Parts I, II, and III of the NBCE, or Parts I and II of the NBCE and the Special Purpose Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC), and document evidence of licensure in another state for at least two years immediately preceding his application.
  6. An applicant who graduated prior to July 1, 1965 shall document successful completion of the SPEC, and document evidence of licensure in another state for at least two years immediately preceding his application.
  7. An applicant must be 18 years of age or more.
  8. An applicant must be shown to have good moral character.
 
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