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Directory page last updated 1/16/2019

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. 
Lindsey Courtney, Interim Executive Director Michelle L. Thibeault, Board Administrator I
Jon Lavalle, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 303
Concord, NH 03301

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Monday - Thursday
Phone: (603) 271-9482
Fax: (603) 271-6702
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: chiropractic@oplc.nh.gov
Web address: www.oplc.nh.gov/chiropractic

Exam Dates: Jurisprudence exam e-mailed to applicant after all application information has been received by the board - following completion of graduation, NBCE exams I - IV, and application for licensure.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 2 months prior
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Exam fee: None
Term: Biennial, renew June 30 odd-numbered years
Initial license fee: $300
License Renewal fee: $300
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic Optional Certification: No
Requirements: 20 hours per biennium; Four (4) hours of CEU may be obtained by taking a CPR course through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
Distance Credits Allowed: No more than 25% of the total hours of required continuing education (currently 5 hours)
Program Criteria: Courses must be approved by the board, includes those approved by ICA, ACA, or any accredited chiropractic college or institution. Business courses are specifically excluded.
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Business courses are excluded

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: License applicant with active practice for three years in state with licensing standards substantially similar to NH. May give oral clinical proficiency exam.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Written exam on NH Law and Administrative Rules.


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not accepted
Acupuncture: If licensed by the Board of Acupuncture Licensing
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: RSA 316-A:18
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Case by case determined by board
Disciplinary Cases: Case by case determined by board
Impairment Review: No


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: License
Additional Education: No
Additional Examination: No
Additional Fee: No
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Administrative Rule - Ch 303.02. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: NH does not have the authority to license foreign graduates.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Any Doctor of Chiropractic who has received and holds a license issued by said Board may adjust by hand any articulations of the vertebral column and its immediate articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health; including the normal regimen and rehabilitation of the patient without the use of drugs or surgery. To also include physical examination, the use of X-ray and other analytical instruments generally used in the practice of chiropractic. Physiological therapeutics can be used preparatory to or complimentary to spinal manipulation.
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: No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: Not at board level
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: No
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Keith J. Zimmerman, D.C., Chairperson,  700 Lake Avenue, Unit 3, Manchester 03103  Exp. 8/24/2020
Tamara L. Lovelace, D.C., 12 Portwalk Place Portsmouth 03801 Exp. 8/24/2022
Lisa M. Lanzara-Bazzani, D.C. 168 Amherst street, Nasua 03064 8/24/2020
David C. Lundgren, D.C. 50 Nashua Rd Ste 101, Londonderry, 03053 8/24/2022
Vacant, Public Member

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/8/2016: 


# of Active licenses: 433
# of Inactive licenses: 

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

# of New licensees: 
# of Resident licenses: 359
# of Non-Resident licenses: 74
# of Chiropractic Assistants: