Licensure Date: 1955

Directory page last updated 12-31-2019

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. 
Cindy Vaught, Director Dana Brooks, Assistant Director
For Information Contact:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (317) 234-2054
Fax: (317) 233-4236
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: pla8@pla.in.gov
Web address: www.pla.in.gov
Exam Dates: Given by email once application is complete
Application/ Transcript Deadline: Given online
Criminal background check: Yes, initial application only
Fingerprinting: Yes, with criminal background check
Exam fee: $100 (application fee)
Term: Biennial, renew July 1 even-numbered years
Initial license fee: $0
License Renewal fee: $100, Inactive $50
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. See specific regulations under Indiana law. Graduates may qualify for temporary permit.
Students: May sit for board exams prior to graduating
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE  Note: For C.E. approval applications or questions, contact Heather Hollcraft, Assistant Director (317) 234-2054.
Requirements: 12 hours per year, including 4 hours of public health and/or risk management
Distance Credits Allowed: None
Program Criteria: IC 25-1-4 defines which organizations are now considered “automatically approved” sponsors and they do not need to apply for board approval.
Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: No

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Proof of equivalent license in another state, NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy, license in good standing. An endorsement applicant who took NBCE exams prior to 9/87 is not required to take Part III. An applicant who took a state constructed exam in lieu of Part IV may qualify for licensure. Contact Board office for exact details.


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Accepted *
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
*An endorsement applicant who took NBCE exams prior to 9/87 is not required to take Part III.
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use
Disciplinary Cases: Not planning to use
Impairment Review: Not planning to use


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements for PHT
Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years (60 semester hours) from accredited college or university.  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)
The diagnosis and analysis of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulation and includes other incidental means of adjustment of the spinal column and the practice of drugless therapeutics. Chiropractic does not include prescription or administration of legend drugs or other controlled substances; performing incisive surgery or internal or external cauterization; penetration of the skin with a needle or other instrument for any purpose except the purpose of blood analysis; use of colonic irrigations, plasmatics, ionizing radiation therapy, or radionics; conducting invasive diagnostic tests or analysis of body fluids except for urinalysis; the taking of X-rays of any organ other than the vertebral column and extremities; and the treatment or attempt to treat infectious diseases, endocrine disorders or atypical or abnormal histology.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Only issue for sporting events
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): Terms listed
Peer Review: Handled by state chiropractic association committee
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

John Jay Bernzott, D.C., Vice Chair, 208 West 20th Street, Connersville 47331 Exp. 7/1/2019
Marian Klaes, D.C., Chair, PO Box 747, 1400 West Second Street, Seymour 47274 Exp. 10/31/2019
Derek J. Dyer, D.C., 80 Home Street, Huntington 46750 Exp. 10/31/2017
Diane Vuotto, D.C., 8130 E Washington St, Indianapolis 46219   Exp. 7/31/2018
Vacant, Consumer Member


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2019: 1,348


# of Active licenses: 1,348
# of Inactive licenses: 109

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

# of New licensees: 66
# of Resident licenses: 
# of Non-Resident licenses:     
# of Chiropractic Assistants: