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ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1959 - Went into effect 1960

Directory page last updated 1/13/2020

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. 
Sheila Bolton, Executive Director Ashley Stewart, ASAII
Amy Deavers, Administrative Assistant III
James Ward, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
126 Chilton Place
Clanton, AL 35045


Web address: www.chiro.alabama.gov
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (205) 755-8000
Fax: (205) 755-0081
(Do not use FAX for applications)


Email: sheila.bolton@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: ashley.stewart@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: amy.deavers@chiro.alabama.gov


 
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Given online
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Application Transcripts Deadline for Reciprocity: n/a
Criminal background check: Required
Fingerprinting: Required
Application fee: $150
Exam fee: $150
Term: Annual, per fiscal year (10/1-9/30)
Initial license fee: $75
License Renewal fee: $300
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program:  
Students or graduated: (not yet licensed, within 6 months)
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic or Non licensed Owner permit
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  
Requirements: 18 hours per fiscal year (10/1-9-30)
Distance Credits Allowed: 6 hours only (per year)
Program Criteria: Alabama Board approved

 
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: 4 hours for first year license and then 2 hours every year in Alabama Law, etc.


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Contact board for information.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Alabama Chiropractic Law and Rules.

 

 

NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Accepted
(*For applicants who matriculated after 1/1/73);
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Not planning to use

 

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Recognize (CCE) school certification
Additional Education: None
Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree prior to licensure.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board for specific information.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
May examine, analyze and diagnose the human body and its diseases by the use of any physical, clinical, thermal, or radonic method, and the use of X-ray diagnosing, and may use other general methods of examination for diagnosis and analysis taught in any school of chiropractic recognized by this board. May recommend the use of food and concentrates, food extracts, and may apply first aid. Chiropractors are expressly prohibited from prescribing or administering any drugs included in materia medica, except as herein provided, from performing obstetrics, or from giving treatments involving the use of radioactive materials.
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Must have documentation acceptable to the Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, by rule.
Peer Review: Handled by Board through independent reviewers
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Travis Allan Lowman, D.C., Preceptor Directory, 2691 Sandlin Rd, SW, Ste A, Decatur 35601 Exp. 12/2022
R. Brian Wells, D.C.,  President 1019 hwy 431 North Anniston 36206 Exp. 12/2021
Brad Russell, D.C, Vice President 3153 Cahaba Heights Rd. Birmingham, 35243 Exp. 12/2022
Kimberly Ogletree, D.C., Secretatry / Treasurer 49 Mitchell Dr. Montgomery, AL 361093 Exp. 12/2022
John D. Neill, D.C.,  1237 Mulberry Street, Montgomery 36106 Exp. 12/2021
Peter E. Keen, D.C., 49 Mitchell Dr, Montgomery 36109 Exp. 12/2019
Kenneth Randolph, D.C., 1800 Links Blvd. Apt 310, Tuscaloosa, 35405 EXp. 12/2023
J Matthew (Matt) Youngblood, D.C., 1100 E Newbury Lane, Mobile 36695. Exp. 12/2023
Renee Philpot-Bowen, D.C., 535 Hilssdale Rd., Jasper 35504 Exp. 12/2020
Mr. John Segrest, Consumer Member 124 Broken Arrow Court, Prattville 36067 Exp. 12/2020


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2020:  

 

# of Active licenses: 795
# of Inactive licenses: 25

# of Other Status: 1,826
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)                     

 
# of New licensees: 27
# of Resident licensees: 721
# of Non-Resident licensees: 74
# of Chiropractic Assistants: NA