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Directory page last updated 5/21/2018


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. 
Danielle Ridgeway, Board Administrator ‚ÄčKevin Maloney, Deputy Attorney General
For Information Contact:
Division of Professional Regulation
Suite 203, Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

Web address: www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/chiropractic
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Time Zone: Eastern
Exam Dates: No state exam
Application/ Transcript Deadline: Must be complete 10 days prior to board meeting
Criminal background check: No, unless necessary
Fingerprinting: No
* Note: all fees could be changed by Director
Application fee: Flat rate
Processing fee: $196
Exam fee: n/a
Term: Biennial, renew June 30 even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: Notified at time of renewal
Students: May not sit for board exam prior to graduation Preceptor Program: No
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
Requirements: 24 hours per 2 years
Distance Credits Allowed: 24 hours; only board approved courses
Program Criteria: Board approves program / practice management not accepted; CCE accredited courses accepted automatically
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes
Requires sexual boundaries training: No, but law prohibits OB/GYN exams and treatment



For applicants who graduated after July 1, 1997 - Parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy
For applicants who graduated after Jan. 31,1991 and prior to July 1, 1997 - Parts I, II, and III
For applicants who graduated prior to Jan. 31, 1991 - Parts I, II, III or Parts I, II, and SPEC exam



Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: May be required
Disciplinary Cases: May be required
Impairment Review: May be required
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Drugless Therapy
Certification: Optional, included with chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: None, Physiotherapy National Board required
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: No statutory requirement. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Fully accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
(a) “Chiropractic” means a drugless system of health care based on the principle that interference with the transmission of nerve impulses may cause disease. (b) The practice of chiropractic includes, but is not limited to, the diagnosing and locating of misaligned or displaced vertebrae (subluxation complex), using x-rays and other diagnostic test procedures. Practice of chiropractic includes the treatment through manipulation/adjustment of the spine and other skeletal structures and the use of adjunctive procedures not otherwise prohibited by this chapter. (c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs, surgery or obstetrical or gynecological examinations or treatment. (d) All examinations performed by chiropractors shall be in accordance with the protocol and procedures as taught in the majority of accredited chiropractic colleges.
Board regulates specialty council certification: 100 hours minimum beyond D.C. degree; continuing education required
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, only in consultation with duly licensed Delaware D.C.; not more than 10 consultations per year. Limited to exam, recommendation, and testimony.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: The board neither permits or authorizes - not addressed in Code/Rules/ Regulations
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: Handled by Board.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation (state certification required for taking x-rays)
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Jessica Bohl, D.C., President
John Mahoney, D.C., Secretary
Trevor Ennis, D.C., Complaint Officer
Matthew McIlrath, D.C.
Taube Carpenter, Public Member
Donna Davidson, Public Member

Vacant, Public Member

NOTE: Please send all correspondence through the Board office

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 3/30/2013: 


# of Active licenses: 352
# of Inactive licenses: 10

# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)                   
# of New licensees: 30 issued in 2013
# of Resident licensees: 
# of Non-Resident licensees: 
# of Chiropractic Assistants: