Licensure Date: 1920

Directory page last updated 12/20/2018

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. 
Ms. Sharon Oliver., Executive Director Bernice Berger, M.A., Education Coordinator
Grant Gerber, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
Department of Health 
Maryland Board of Chiropractic  Ste 301
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; M-F

Phone: (410) 764-4726
Fax: (410) 358-1879
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: Sharon.Oliver@maryland.gov   

Web address: www.health.maryland.gov/chiropractic 

Exam Dates: 2/14/19, 04/11/19, 6/13/19, 8/8/19, 10/10/19, 12/12/19 
Exam fee: $300 (separate checks)
Application/ Transcript Deadline: Postmarked Thirty days prior to exam (no waivers or exceptions)
Term: Biennial, renew September 1st of odd-numbered years
Application fee: $200
Initial license fee: $200
License Renewal fee: $726 

Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes - see application
Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduating or completing NBCE exams. (No exceptions or waivers)
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: "Chiropractor extern program" is a 2-semester clinical program in which chiropractic externs participate under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractor who has been approved by the Board to serve as a preceptor. The program will operate in a facility where chiropractic services have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Physical therapy endorsement 
Requirements: 48 hours per 2 years
Distance Credits Allowed: 48 hours per 2 years
Program Criteria: Board approves courses
Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal - risk management & jurisprudence
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: 5 hours risk management, including 1 hour jurisprudence and 3 hours communicable disease training
Other special areas of specific CE training required: CPR certification annually, provider level

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: The SPEC exam, Maryland jurisprudence exam and five years practice in good standing required to obtain license by credentials. No reciprocity provision (contact Executive Director for details). All other statutory requirements apply.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence and supervising chiropractor


Part I: Required **
Part II: Required **
Part III (WCCE): Required with passing score of 375
Part IV: Required with passing score of 375
** NBCE recommended passing score of 375
Physiotherapy: Required for physiotherapy privileges with score of 375
Acupuncture: Not within scope
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Accepted* (for practitioners with active license, in good standing, in any other state for 5 or more years) Contact Board regarding licensure by credentialing with fees
Reinstatement of Lapsed License: Accepted
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted*
Impairment Review: Accepted*
*With a passing score of 75% or better; contact Board for specific information


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physical Therapy Endorsement
Endorsement: Included with chiropractic license
Additional Examination: Must score minimum of 375 on NBCE Physiotherapy examination.
Additional Fee: None on initial application, $50.00 fee if Physiotherapy is added after original license issue.
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Bachelor's degree required for all applicants.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education college only, board approves individual schools, following CCE accreditation.
Subjects Examined: Jurisprudence
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A drugless system of health care based on the principle that interference with the transmission of nerve impulses may cause disease. The Practice of Chiropractic includes the diagnosing and locating of misaligned or displaced vertebrae and, through manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine and other skeletal structures, treating disorders of the human body. Except as otherwise provided in this title, practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs or surgery, or the practice of osteopathy, obstetrics, or any other branch of medicine. The definition of the practice of chiropractic does not prohibit a Doctor of Chiropractic from selecting diet and hygiene measures for an individual.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes (contact Executive Director for details)
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No prohibitions in the law at this time, under study
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor): None
Peer Review: Handled by the Board
Registered Chiropractic Assistants: 520 hours in-service training and 100 classroom hours required prior to sitting for registration exam
Massage Therapists: Board regulates all state licensed and registered massage therapists
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:   Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Robert Frieman, D.C., President, Exp. 6/30/2020
Gregory C. Lewis, D.C., Vice-President, Exp. 6/30/2019
Michael Moskowitz, D.C., Secretary, Exp. 6/30/2020
Nelson Miranda, Consumer Member, Exp. 6/30/2022
Joshua Levin, D.C., Member, Exp. 6/30/2022
Kindra Ingram, D.C., Member, Exp. 6/30/2019
Karen Munter, Rn, BSN Consumer Member Exp. 6/30/2020



STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/22/2018: 


# of Active licenses: 893
# of Inactive licenses: 63
# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)   
# of New licensees: 58 (in 2017)
# of Resident licenses:  Unknown 
# of Non-Resident licenses:  unknown
# of Chiropractic Assistants:  772