Licensure Date: 1949

Directory page last updated: 12/12/19

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.
Fannie Renee Hoffard, Records and Licensing Supervisor Tracy Wiard, Licensing Examiner
For Information Contact:
Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Web address:  
Phone: (907) 465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: license@alaska.gov

Renee Hoffard
Phone: (907) 465-2525
Fax:  (907) 465-2974
Email:  renee.hoffard@alaska.gov

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Exam Dates: 1/22/2016 and 5/20/2016
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 45 days prior to exam date
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $250 (non-refundable)
Exam fee: $200
Term: Biennial
Initial license fee: $600
License Renewal fee: $600 (must comply with CE requirements)
Students: May sit for exams while in senior status working on clinical portion of curriculum; no license issued until all requirements met. Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: No statutory provision to practice without a license.  Inquire regarding Temporary Permit for graduated doctors
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Specialty designations for diplomat or certification
Requirements: 32 total hours every two years of licensure, with four subcategories: 8 hours of the total amount required in diagnostic imaging/X-Ray; 2 hours of the total
requirement devoted to coding and documentation; 2 hours of the total requirement devoted to ethics and boundaries; 2 hours of the total requirement devoted to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training (effective 1/1/2013)

Distance Credits Allowed: No more than half of the total requirement
Program Criteria: Must be board approved.  Must be directly related to chiropractic principles, practice, or philosophy
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Minimum of 8 of the total hours requirement must be in
x- ray/diagnostic imaging.

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: To qualify for licensure by credentials, an applicant must have been licensed for at least five years in another jurisdiction and must have at least three years of active licensed clinical practice within the last five years.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: State written and oral exam covering jurisprudence and X-ray safety.

Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use in pace of Part I and II
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included with chiropractic license
Additional Education: 120 hours by examination
Additional Examination: 120 hours or NBCE Physiotherapy exam by credentials
Additional Fee: None


Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years liberal arts.  No requirement for 4-year degree planned
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education



SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A person licensed under this chapter may analyze, diagnose, or treat the chiropractic condition of a patient by chiropractic core methodology or by ancillary methodology. Chiropractic core methodology to mean the treatment and prevention of subluxation by chiropractic adjustment as indicated by a chiropractic diagnosis and includes the determination of contraindications to chiropractic adjustment, the normal regimen and rehabilitation of the patient and patient education procedures; chiropractic core methodology does not incorporate the use of prescription drugs, surgery, needle acupuncture, obstetrics, or X-rays used for therapeutic purposes. Ancillary methodology to mean employing within the scope of chiropractic practice, with appropriate training and education, those methods, procedures, modalities, devices, and measures commonly used by trained and licensed health care providers.


Board regulates specialty council certification: Yes
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes (courtesy license)
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician.
Peer Review: Yes
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Proposed statute change in Senate Bill 69 (2015-2016)

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Brian Larson, D.C., Chair, Exp. 3/2021
Jeff Reinhardt, D.C., Vice Chair Exp. 3/2020
Jonathan Vito, D.C., Secretary, Exp. 3/2021
James Morris, D.C.,  Exp. 3/2022
John Aderhold, Public Member, Exp. 3/2020

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2019: 

# of Active licenses: 333
# of Inactive licenses: 28

# of Other Status: 427
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)          
# of New licensees: 23 (from 12/1/18 - 12/11/19 
# of Resident licensees: n/a
# of Non-Resident licensees: n/a
# of Chiropractic Assistants: n/a