Licensure Date: 1921

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. 
Beth Kidd, Executive Director
Joseph English, Investigator
Lauren Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Grant Moak, Assistant Attorney General
For Information Contact:
421 NW 13th Street
Suite 180
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (405) 522-3400
Fax: (866) 245-2748
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: lauren.arnold@chiro.ok.gov 

Web address: www.chiropracticboard.ok.gov

Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Contact board for specific information on dates for examinations.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 30 days prior to exam date

Term: Annual, renew by July 1st
Criminal background check:
 Effective November 1, 2017 all applicants are required to submit to a national criminal history record check.
Fingerprinting: Yes; Effective November 1, 2017.  Contact board, pursuant to Section 150.9 of Title 74. Cost is responsibility of applicant
Application fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Exam fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $275 active resident; $50 resident DC (retired and over 65); $100 inactive resident; $175 inactive non-resident
Students or graduated: A senior student may sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. through preceptorship guidance program. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure:
Contact Board
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification:Board certifies injectable vitamins & minerals, (must complete course that has been approved by Board. Certification available.) Board certifies individuals in animal chiropractic pending completion of an approved course and Board approval of certification. Certification available Contact Board office about registry for post-doctorate diplomates and non-diplomate certifications. Advertising prohibited unless the chiropractor registers with the Board.  

Effective 1/1/06, 8 hours of continuing education may be obtained out of state provided the Board has approved course 90 days prior to course being administered. 8 hours are mandatory in state with State Association (Total of 16 CEUs required)
Distance Credits Allowed:
Yes, 8 hours has to be approved by Board.
Program Criteria:
Approval of programs to be offered to satisfy license renewal provisions is vested solely in the Board. Programs must be submitted by associations and other entities who desire to offer continuing education. CEU seminars shall be submitted 90 days prior to seminar. All seminars shall be of a chiropractic nature (among other relevant factors).
Other specific CE training required: Considered by the board annually
Requires sexual boundaries training: N/A
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: N/A

The applicant must have five years active practice and be in good standing in the state, territory or province where he/she is currently licensed.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: A jurisprudence examination administered by the Board
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: N/A
SPEC: SPEC Exams are accepted and utilized at the discretion of the Board

PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination: No
Additional Fee: None

Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Original License: A course of resident study of not less than four (4) years of nine (9) months each in an acccredited chiropractic college. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Chiropractic is the science and art that teaches health in anatomic relation and disease or abnormality in anatomic disrelation, and includes hygienic, sanitary and therapeutic measures incident thereto. The scope of practice of chiropractic shall include those diagnostic and treatment services and procedures which have been taught by an accredited chiropractic college and have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Board regulates specialty council certification: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes, effective 1/1/06; no minimum or maximum required
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, Physician of Chiropractic
Peer Review: No Board Peer Review
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: Voluntary Certification  

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Christopher Waddell, D.C., President, 2801 N Market, Shawnee 74804 Exp. 6/2019
Amanda Miller, D.C., Vice President, 813 Raomtree Mansion, Yukon 73099 Exp. 6/2021
Heath Travis, D.C., Secretary-Treasurer, 8 South Mission, Sapulpa 74066 Exp. 6/2018
Norbert Gallagher, D.C., 8988-B South Sheridan, Tulsa  74133   Exp. 11/2021
Daniel Rowe, D.C., Board Member, 14014 N Western, Edmond 73013 Exp. 6/2020
Heather Van Wyhe, D.C., Board Member, 8805 N. 145th E. Avenue, Ste 103, Owasso 74055 Exp. 11/2020
Troy Sturgill, D.C., Board Member, PO Box 335, Woodward 73802 Exp. 11/2018
Matt Aguilar, D.C., Board Member, Lawton, Exp. 11/2019

Teresa Rose, Public Member, PO Box 721697, Oklahoma City  73172  Term: Coterminous with Governor 

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/12/2017: 
# of Active licenses: 838
# of Inactive licenses: 32
# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus....)    

# of Retired licenses:  40

# of New licensees: 
# if Resident licenses: 
# of Non-Resident licenses: 64
# of Retired Licenses:  43
# of Chiropractic Assistants: