Licensure Date: 1976

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. 
Kelly A. Caudill, Executive Director Elizabeth Moore, Executive Assistant

For Information Contact:
77 South High Street - 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (614) 644-7032
Fax: (614) 752-2539
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: oscb.chirobd@chr.state.oh.us  
Web address:
Term: Biennial, renew by April 1st of even-numbered years
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes (fee varies)
Exam fee: $250 - Non-refundable
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $500
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Yes  
Students or graduated: may not sit for board exams prior to graduating
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: N/A
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Acupuncture 
Requirements: 36 hours per biennium, of which 2 must be on the topic of ethics and/or professionalism, human trafficking awareness; and/or
laws and rules of the Board.  See Board's website for details.
Distance Credits Allowed: May earn up to 36.
Program Criteria: Contact Board

Requires sexual boundaries training: No 
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: 2 hours ethics and/or professionalism, human trafficking awareness; and/or laws and rules of the Board.

EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence exam given online as of 1/1/2012

If applicant graduated on or after January 1, 1970 but before January 1, 1989 applicant must have Part I, Part II and Physiotherapy.
If applicant graduated on or after January 1, 1989 but before January 1, 2002 applicant must have Part I, Part II, Part III and Physiotherapy.
If applicant graduated on or after January 1, 2002 applicant must have Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Physiotherapy.
All applicants will be required to pass a Jurisprudence examination.
Acupuncture: Required for acupuncture certification only
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Rehabilitative Procedures
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: Must have NBCE PT exam
Additional Examination: *
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Graduates of chiropractic college on or after 6/30/2010 must possess a bachelor, masters or doctorate degree.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited school or college approved by the Ohio board. Board gives final approval of colleges regardless of status.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Must be graduate of a Board approved college. Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College currently accepted. Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Institut Francais De Chiropratique, School of Chiropractic Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and MacQuarie University are not approved by the Board.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The practice of chiropractic is the utilization of the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures of the body, the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health, in connection with which patient care is conducted with due regard for first aid, hygienic, nutritional, and rehabilitative procedures and the specific vertebral adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the body. 
Licensees may administer, sell, distribute, recommend, or provide advice regarding any of the following to restore or maintain the health of patients: vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, glandular extracts, botanical substances, herbal therapies, homeopathic remedies, drugs that are available without a prescription, or durable and non-durable medical goods and devices other than home medical equipment. 
A licensee may engage in the activities described above only if the product is prepackaged for use by consumers and labeled in accordance with state and federal law. A licensee may not delegate any of these activities to an individual who is not licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by Ohio law. 
Licensees are prohibited from treating infectious, contagious, or venereal disease; preforming surgery; prescribing drugs or administering any drug is not described above. 
The use of x-ray for diagnostic purposed is permitted. The use of acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic procedures is permitted. 
Board regulates specialty council certification: Credentials must be true and accurately disclosed in a non-misleading way.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Yes
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: Board does not conduct peer review
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Unlicensed supportive personnel rule applies to chiropractic assistants.
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Chiropractic Physicians are considered primary care physicians by the Board.
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Mickey E. Frame, D.C., President,  Toledo  Exp. 11/2021

Rebecca J. Ault, D.C.,  Kent  Exp. 11/2022
Johnathan Haggerty, D.C., Hicksville Exp. 11/2022
Mark E Rich, D.C., Genoa, OH Exp. 11/2023
Jessica Voltolini, Esq., Columbus Exp. 11/2021

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 6-30-2020: 


# of Active licenses: 2,627
# of Inactive licenses: 

# of Other Status:  Acupuncture Certificates 173
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)        
# of New licensees:  84
# of Resident licenses:  2,482   
# of Non-Resident licenses:  145  
# of Chiropractic Assistants: