Licensure Date: 1917

Directory page last updated 2/11/2021


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. 
Jeffrey Kardys, Board Liason
Stephen Carragher, Chiropractic Licensure
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Web address: www.ct.gov/dph/boardscommissions
Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Licensure/Examination Information
Phone: (860) 509-7603 (menu option #3)
Fax: (860) 707-1984
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Administrative/Non-licensure Information
Phone: (860) 509-4566

Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Exam Dates: N/A
Application/ Transcript Deadline: N/A
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Term: Annual, renew during first birthday month immediately following issuance of initial license
Initial license fee: $565
License Renewal fee: $570
Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Matriculated students may practice under supervision if part of required education.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No  License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
Requirements: 48 hours per two year renewal period.  CE shall be in areas related to the individual's practice and include coursework in the following topical areas:
  •  Advances in clinical radiology in chiropractic practice - 2.5 hours minimum;
  • Risk assessment and evaluation for prevention of falls - 1 hour minimum; 
  • Sexual Boundaries - 1.5 hours minimum; 
Distance Credits Allowed: 48 hours
Program Criteria: See website

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: See website

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: No reciprocity; endorsement (waiver of National Boards) available to qualifying applicants; see website



Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required

Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity: Not planning to use
Endorsement: Accepted
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Accepted
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted
Impairment Review: Accepted



PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included with chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Must have completed at least sixty (60) semester hours of pre-professional college education Graduated from a college of chiropractic accredited, at the time of graduation, by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education and approved by CT Board with consent of Commissioner of Public Health.
Subjects Examined: NBCE Exams
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The practice of that branch of the healing arts consisting of the science of adjustment, manipulation and treatment of the human body in which vertebral subluxations and other malpositioned articulations and structures that may interfere with the normal generation, transmission and expression of nerve impulses between the brain, organs and tissue cells of the body, which may be a cause of disease, are adjusted, manipulated or treated. Examine, analyze and diagnose the human living body and its diseases, and use for diagnostic purposes, the X-ray or any other general methods of examination for diagnosis and analysis; treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical or natural methods including acupuncture, or by use of physical means, including light, heat, water, or exercise in preparation for chiropractic adjustment or manipulation, and by the oral administration of foods, food concentrates, food extracts or vitamins, administer first aid and, incidental to the care of the sick, advise and instruct patients in all matters pertaining to hygiene and sanitary measures as taught and approved by recognized chiropractic schools and colleges approved by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes, not less than $500,000 for one person, per occurrence, with an aggregate of not less than $1,500,000.
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: No information available
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Board shall (1) hear and decide matters concerning suspension or revocation of licensure, (2) adjudicate complaints against practice, and (3) impose sanction where appropriate. Department handles issuance of licensure and investigations.
Note: Please direct mailings to board members to ─ Attn: Jeffrey Kardys, Health Board Liaison
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134

Candito Carroccia, D.C., Chair, 909 Newfield St, Middletown 06457
Karlos Boghosian, D.C., 1 Ryan Circle, Simsbury 06070
Gina M. Carucci, D.C., 53 New Britain Ave, Rocky Hill 06067
Sean Robotham, D.C., 12-B Atwood Street, Hartford  06105
Pamela Sawyer, 95 South Road, Bolton, CT 06043
2 Vacancies

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 2/11/2021: 1,059


# of Active licenses: 1,095
# of Inactive licenses: n/a

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