Licensure Date: 1973

Directory page last updated 3-1-2021

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. 
Richard W. Walker, D.C., Executive Secretary William Jeffery Jernigan, Special Assistant, Attorney General's Office
For Information Contact:
P.O. Box 775
Louisville, MS 39339

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (662) 773-4478
Fax: (662) 773-4433
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: msbce@bellsouth.net
Web address: www.msbce.ms.gov
Exam Dates: Fourth Thursday of January, April, July, and October
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 20 days prior to exam date

Term: Yearly
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $100
Exam fee: $200

Initial license fee: None
License Renewal fee: $200

Late fee: $300
Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with board approval
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: None 
Requirements: 12 hours every year
Distance Credits Allowed: None
Program Criteria: Sponsored by CCE approved college or state association

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required:
3 hours Risk Management yearly

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Eight years practice, no disciplinary actions, PT national board exam.


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration
Impairment Review: Not planning to use


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Therapeutic Modalities
Certification: Included in license
Additional Education: 120 certified classroom hours
Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years or 90 hours  are needed. 
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Must have made application to become a citizen of U.S.Contact Board for specific information.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
(1) The definition of chiropractic involves the analysis of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, and the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof, by an adjustment and/or manipulation of the articulations of the vertebral column and its immediate articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health without the use of drugs or surgery.
(2) The chiropractic adjustment and/or manipulation of the articulations of the human body may include manual adjustments and/or manipulations and adjustments and/or manipulations by means of electrical and mechanical devices which produce traction or vibration. Chiropractors licensed under this (regulatory) chapter may also use in conjunction with adjustments and/or manipulations of the spinal structures electrical therapeutic modalities which induce heat or electrical current beneath the skin, including therapeutic ultrasound, galvanism, diathermy and electromuscular stimulation.
(3) Chiropractors licensed under this (regulatory) chapter may utilize those electric therapeutic modalities described in subsection (2) of this section only after the chiropractor has completed a course of study maintaining a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) hours of instruction in the proper utilization of those procedures in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or its successor, and is qualified and so certified in that proper utilization.
(4) Chiropractors shall not prescribe or administer medicine to patients, perform surgery, practice obstetrics or osteopathy, chiropractors shall be authorized to recommend, dispense or sell vitamins or food supplements.
(5) Chiropractors shall not use venipuncture, capillary puncture, acupuncture or any other technique which is invasive of the human body either by penetrating the skin or through any of the orifices of the body or through the use of colonics.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes
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 above plus Chiropractic Physician.
Peer Review: No peer review system
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: Must have 6 hours yearly
Radiological Technologist: 12 hours biennially
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
David Allen, D.C., Chair, 100 Willow Road, Starkville 39759, Exp. 4/2023
Desmond Hoda, D.C., Vice-Chair, Diamondhead, MS Exp. 4/2022
L.A. Norville, Jr., D.C., 1000 Lakeland Square Ext. Ste. 400, Flowood 29323 Exp. 4/2021
B. Tripp Henderson, D.C.,  1211 Office Park Drive, Oxford, 38655   Exp. 4/2022
Mary Gayle Armstrong, M.D., Permanent Member, MS State Dept. of Health, P.O. Box 1700, Jackson 39205
Michael Patterson, D.C., Cleveland, MS Exp. 4/2024

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2021:   


# of Active licenses: 341
# of Inactive licenses: 941
# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)   

# of New licensees: 20
# of Resident licenses: 300
# of Non-Resident licenses: 41
# of Chiropractic Assistants:  400