Licensure Date: N/A

Directory page last updated 12/12/2019

Allyson Pettley, Bureau Manager  
For Information Contact:
ernie Gamonal, Board Secretary (801) 530-6619

160 East 300 South
Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Time Zone: Mountain
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Licensing Technicians:
Ermie Gamonal  (801) 530-6619
Tynisha Lutz (801) 530-6633

Tom Melton, Board Attorney

Fax: (801) 530-6511
(Do not use FAX for applications)

For general information or questions: doplbureau2@utah.gov or b2@utah.gov
E-Mail: apettley@utah.gov
Web address: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/chiropractic.html

Exam Dates: None - make appointment to take jurisprudence exam at outside testing center
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Jurisprudence Exam fee: $72 (payable to PSI Exams)
Initial license fee: $200 (payable to state)
Term: Biennial, May 31st of even years
License Renewal fee: $103
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under CCE accredited chiropractic college under an exemption from licensure; they are bound to the responsibilities and supervision of the approved school.
Students or graduated: Refer to National Board policies
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Yes, if practicing as preceptee
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic Physician
Optional Certification: n/a 
Requirements: 40 hours per 2 year license cycle, but no more than ten can be distance learning.
Distance Credits Allowed: 10
Program Criteria: Refer to Division laws/rules.
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Two years practice immediately preceding application for licensure, licensed in another jurisdiction, pass SPEC & Utah Law & Rules Exam.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Utah Chiropractic Law and Rules Exam


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy    Note: A licensed chiropractor can perform physiotherapy under his/her practice act according to his/her competency.
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
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; Must be Fully Accredited

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Utah does NOT accept foreign education. We require graduation from a CCE accredited program. We do NOT have foreign education equivalency as a pathway to licensure.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A practice of the healing arts, the purpose of which is to restore or maintain human health, in which patient-care, or first aid, hygienic, nutritional, or rehabilitative procedures are administered, and which places emphasis upon specific vertebral adjustment, manipulation and treatment of the articulation and adjacent tissues of the spinal column and musculoskeletal structure of the body and nervous system. A chiropractor may examine, diagnose and treat only within this scope, and may not perform "incisive" surgery, prescribe or administer drugs, or medicines for which an authorized prescription is required by law, treat cancer, practice obstetrics, prescribe or administer X-ray therapy or set displaced fractures. A chiropractor may use X-ray for diagnostic purposes only.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, there is an exemption from licensure for a licensed provider traveling with and treating a group as a “team” provider.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No, can only act as a consultant to another Utah licensed chiropractor and thus be exempt from licensure. If dealing with a patient in Utah, needs full licensure.
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: No Board peer review but Chiropractic Physician Quality Control and Professional Standards Committee
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Must work under supervision of licensed chiropractor engaged in tasks appropriately delegated, not licensed.
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Yes
4 year term (may be reappointed for a second term); approved by Governor; advisory to Division
Terry H. Martin, D.C., Chair, 9631 North 10400 West, Lehi  84043   Exp. 6/2022 (2nd Term)
Dan S. Monson, D.C., 3378 West 3500 South West, Valley City 84119   Exp. 6/2020 (1st Term)
Kristina A. Stitcher, D.C.,  746 East Winchester St., Ste G10, Murray  84107 Exp. 6/21 (1st Term) 
Larry R Wance, D.C., 480 Winchester St. #150, Salt Lake City 84107 Exp. 6/23 (1st Term)
Richard C. Engar, D.D.S., Public Member, Exp. 6/2020 (2nd Term)


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/12/2019: 

# of Active licenses:  996
# of Inactive licenses: 16

# of Other Status:  800
(Ex: retired/deceased/
# of New licensees:  62 (1/1/19-12/11/2019)  
# of Resident licenses:  no regulation 
# of Non-Resident licenses: no regulation 
# of Temporary licenses:  2
# of Chiropractic Assistants:  do not license