Licensure Date: 1915

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. 
Lisa Blanchard, Executive Director
For Information Contact:
607 Birch Court
P.O. Box 185
Grafton, ND 58237

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-Thurs
                    8:00 am - 12:00 pm Fri
Phone: (701) 213-0476
Fax: (701) 352-2258
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: contact@ndsbce.org
Web address: www.ndsbce.org
Exam Dates: None
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes
Term: Annual
Initial license fee: $300
License Renewal fee: Active: $400  Inactive: $100
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. Students must adhere to college criteria. Graduated D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. as a Graduate Intern.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No  License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Acupuncture, 100 hours of CCE training;
Dry Needling, 50 hours of CCE training.  
Requirements: 20 hours per year, CCE college sponsored
Distance Credits Allowed: 20 hours
Program Criteria: Cosponsored by CCE accredited college

Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal 3 hours per 3 years
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Two (2) hours of Acupuncture CEU's annually if Acupuncture certified.
Two (2) hours of Dry Needling.

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Applicants holds a license in good standing in another state; licensed to practice for at least the preceeding 2 years in other jurisdiction; Jurisprudence Exam requirement; Criminal History Record Check. May require SPEC or Part IV. 


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required for grads after 1988
Part IV: Required *
Physiotherapy: Required after 01/01/01
*Part IV valid for 7 years then needs review
Acupuncture: Accepted; not required
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Required for license holders with 2 yrs duration
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Accepted
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted
Impairment Review: Accepted
NOTE: Requirements based on graduation dates


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included in chiropractic license.
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy exam required
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years. No requirement for 4-year degree planned
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The practice of chiropractic includes: (1) The examination, evaluation, and diagnosis by means including x-ray, other appropriate diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory procedures, or pertinent examinations taught by chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor or equivalent; (2) The treatment of patients by means of the adjustment or manipulation of the spinal column, the vertebral articulations, the appendicular skeleton not excluding the skull, and of any displaced tissue of any kind or nature; (3) The practice of physiotherapy, electrotherapy, or hydrotherapy; (4) All other procedures taught by chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor; (5) The rating and reporting of any permanent impairment of function and the providing of professional opinions regarding any matter included in this definition of practice of chiropractic as set out herein; and (6) Delegation of basic health care duties in the practice of chiropractic to a certified chiropractic clinical assistant.  The practice of chiropractic does not include prescribing for or administering to any person any medicine or drug to be taken internally which is now or hereafter included in materia medica, nor performing any surgery, except as is provided in this section, nor practicing obstetrics.
Board regulates specialty council certification: n/a
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: Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Chiropractic Physician, D.C.
Peer Review: Handled by separate committee of three appointed D.C.s
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Yes (effective 8/1/2017)
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Yes
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Michael Remmick, D.C., 201 6th Ave NE, Devils Lake 58301 Exp. 8/2022
Dion Ficek, D.C., , 562-1/2 12th Street W, Dickinson 58601 Exp. 8/2023
Eric Froehling, D.C., PO Box 125, Wishek 58495 Exp. 8/2024
Kent Yohe, D.C., 2800 S. University Dr., Fargo  58103   Exp. 8/2021
Sheri Ten Broek, D.C., 425 S 7th St. Bismarck, ND 58501 Exp. 8/2025
Christa Mellum, C.A., 5621 36th Ave. S. Ste 200, Fargo 58104 Exp. 08/2024
Kalyn Botz, Consumer Member, 523 7th St. NE Valley City, ND 58072 Exp. 8/2025

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12-30-2020: 


# of Active licenses: 450
# of Inactive licenses: 49
# of Other Status: 15
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)    
# of New licensees: 22
# of Resident licenses: 431 
# of Non-Resident licenses: 19
# of Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistants: 125