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Directory page last updated 2/21/2018

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. 
Valerie Payne, Executive Director    
For Information Contact:
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm; M-F

Per Wisconsin board, refer to website at dsps.wi.gov for specific information
Phone: (608) 266-2112 
Applications: (608) 266-2112
Fax: (608) 261-7083
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: DSPSCredChiropractic@wisconsin.gov               
Web address: http://dsps.wi.gov
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Open book only
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Exam fee: $75 Exam/ $170 Endorsement
Initial license fee: $75

Term: Biennial, renew 12/14 of even numbered years
License Renewal fee: $170
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. preceptorship program. College applies to Board for approval of students participating in preceptorship. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Students or graduated: may sit for jurisprudence exam prior to graduating
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Approval by board needed to use therapeutic ultrasound & galvanic therapy and Nutritional Counseling Certification.  
Requirements: Every chiropractor shall complete at least 40 continuing education credit hours in approved continuing education programs during each 2 year license registration period ending December 14 of each even-numbered year, except as specified in s. Chir 3.02 (1) (c). Every chiropractor must maintain current CPR certification during the registration period.
Program Criteria: Board approves both programs and sponsors, program relates to improving clinical skills in the practice of chiropractic. Apply to Board on special application forms. Contact State Board for copy of "Chir 5" for details.

Distance Credits Allowed: None
Requires sexual boundaries training: No


Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: No


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:  Refer to http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE:  a State Jurisprudence (JP) Written Examination



Part I: Required (must score a 375 or above)
Part II: Required (must score a 375 or above)
Part III (WCCE): Required (must score a 438 or above)
Part IV: Required (must score a 475 or above)
Refer to http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/ for the following categories:
Physiotherapy: Accepted
SPEC EXAM: Reciprocity/Endorsement
                    Reinstatement Lapsed License
                    Disciplinary Cases
                    Impairment Review


Exams: https://dsps..wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Chiropractor/Exams.aspx



PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Refer to http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/  for the following categories:
Additional Education:

Additional Examination:
Additional Fee:

See: https://dsps.wo.gov/Pages/Professions/chiropractor/Exams.aspx

Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Must have completed 60 credits of undergraduate work, and have graduated from an accredited chiropractic college.  Beginning July 1, 1998, a candidate must have attained a bachelor's degree in addition to the degree of doctor of chiropractic.

Refer to http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/
for the following categories:
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: 

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Refer to http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/ 
Refer to https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/PageNotFoundError.aspx?requestUrl=https://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/​http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Chiropractic-Examining-Board-Main-Page/ for the following categories: 
Other licensure requirements:
Board regulates specialty council certification: 
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements:
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine issue requirements:
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance:
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor):
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants:
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.  Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office. Board members continue to serve until replacements are continued or until they resign.
Bryan R. Gerondale, D.C., Chairperson,   Exp. 7/1/2021
James M. Damrow, D.C., Vice Chairperson, Exp. 7/1/2023
Scott Bautch, D.C., Secretary,  Exp. 7/1/2021
Kathleen A. Hendrickson, Public Member, Exp. 7/1/2024
Carl Kugler, Public Member, Exp. 7/1/2021
Eugene R. YEllen-Shiring, D.C., Chiropractic Member, Exp. 7/1/2023

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 4-7-2021: 


# of Active licenses: 2,571
# of Inactive licenses: 

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

Chiropractic Radiological Technicians:   
# of New licensees:
# of Resident licenses:
2,330 (active only)
# of Non-Resident licenses: 241 (active only)
# of Chiropractic Assistants:  0