Licensure Date: 1959 - Went into effect 1960

Directory page last updated 1/23/2019

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. 
Sheila Bolton, Executive Director
Ashley Stewart, ASAI
Amy Deavers, Administrative Assistant III
James Ward, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
126 Chilton Place
Clanton, AL 35045

Web address: www.chiro.alabama.gov
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (205) 755-8000
Fax: (205) 755-0081
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: sheila.bolton@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: ashley.stewart@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: amy.deavers@chiro.alabama.gov

Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Given online
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Application Transcripts Deadline for Reciprocity: n/a
Criminal background check: Required
Fingerprinting: Required
Application fee: $150
Exam fee: $150
Term: Annual, per fiscal year (10/1-9/30)
Initial license fee: $75
License Renewal fee: $300
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program:
Students or graduated: (not yet licensed, within 6 months); D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with Board approval
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 

License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
Requirements: 18 hours per fiscal year (10/1-9-30)
Distance Credits Allowed: 6 hours only (per year)
Program Criteria: Alabama Board approved

Requires sexual boundaries training: Initial licensure
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: Initial licensure
Other specific CE training required: 4 hours for first year license and then 2 hours every year in Alabama Law, etc.

Contact board for information.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Alabama Chiropractic Law and Rules.

Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Accepted
(*For applicants who matriculated after 1/1/73);
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Recognize (CCE) school certification
Additional Education: None

Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None

Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree prior to licensure.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited


SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
May examine, analyze and diagnose the human body and its diseases by the use of any physical, clinical, thermal, or radonic method, and the use of X-ray diagnosing, and may use other general methods of examination for diagnosis and analysis taught in any school of chiropractic recognized by this board. May recommend the use of food and concentrates, food extracts, and may apply first aid. Chiropractors are expressly prohibited from prescribing or administering any drugs included in materia medica, except as herein provided, from performing obstetrics, or from giving treatments involving the use of radioactive materials.

Board regulates specialty council certification: Must have documentation acceptable to the Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, case by case basis approval
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, by rule.
Peer Review: Handled by Board through independent reviewers
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Travis Allan Lowman, D.C., Preceptor Directory, 2691 Sandlin Rd, SW, Ste A, Decatur 35601 Exp. 12/2018
Gregory A. Kuhtmann, D.C., President, 28190 North Main Street, Daphne 36526 Exp. 12/2019
R. Brian Wells, D.C., Vice President 1019 hwy 431 North Anniston 36206 Exp. 12/2021
John D. Neill, D.C., Secretary/Treasurer  1237 Mulberry Street, Montgomery 36106 Exp. 12/2021
Peter E. Keen, D.C., 49 Mitchell Dr, Montgomery 36109 Exp. 12/2019
Kimberly Ogletree, D.C.,  49 Mitchelle Dr. Montgomery, AL 361093 Exp. 12/2022
Rodney Kevin Palmer, D.C., PO Box 117, Haleyville  35565   Exp. 12/2020
Brad Russell, D.C, 3153 Cahaba Heights Rd. Birmingham, AL 35243 Exp. 12/2022
Mr. John Segrest, Consumer Member 124 Broken Arrow Court, Prattville 36067 Exp. 12/2020

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2018:  
# of Active licenses: 799
# of Inactive licenses: 26
# of Other Status: 1,763
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)                     

# of New licensees: 30
# of Resident licensees: 715
# of Non-Resident licensees: 84
# of Chiropractic Assistants: NA