STATE OF ARIZONA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1921 or 1922
Directory page updated: 1/5/2017
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
|Exam Dates: The Arizona jurisprudence exam is administered twice monthly on Thursdays.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: Must be received one month prior to sitting exam (confirm with board) "must be received by" includes application, fees, and all supporting documentation
Criminal background check: Yes
|Application fee: $250 for application plus $22 fingerprint fee
Term: Annual, renew prior to January 1
Initial license fee: $100
License Renewal fee: $170
|Students: May not sit for board exams
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under supervision of licensed D.C. with Board approval only (see extensive AZ rules). No temporary certificate exists for graduated D.C.s to practice under licensed doctor.
|License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Physiotherapy requires 120 hours additional education, passing score on NBCE exam, $100 application fee + $100 certification fee. Acupuncture requires 100 hours additional education, passing score on NBCE’s Acupuncture exam, $100 application fee + $100 certification fee.
|Requirements: 12 hours required per year; subject matter defined in statute
Distance Credits Allowed: 12 50-minute hours
Program Criteria: Courses provided by a college or university
Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
|Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Record Keeping 2 hours every other year
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY: Must have active license; NBCE Parts I, II & III; No disciplinary history; active license 5 out of the last 7 years; Arizona jurisprudence exam;
CONDITIONS FOR ENDORSEMENT: Must have active license; NBCE Parts I & II; No disciplinary history; active license 5 out of the last 7 years; Arizona jurisprudence exam.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: NBCE Part IV is required. Jurisprudence exam.
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required for physiotherapy certification
|Acupuncture: Required for acupuncture certification
Reciprocity/Endorsement: May use now
Disciplinary Cases: May use now
Impairment Review: May use now
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures
|Certification: Specific certification required
Additional Education: 120 course hours
|Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: $100 app. fee, $100 original certificate fee
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: None
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by or has status with CCE or is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the USDE or the council on post-secondary accreditation.
Subjects Examined: Anatomy, physiology, pathology, bacteriology, symptomatology, diagnosis including physical, clinical, X-ray and laboratory subjects, chiropractic orthopedics, principles of chiropractic and adjusting, neurology, chemistry including biochemistry and nutrition, public health and hygiene, and chiropractic spinal analysis, ethics and Arizona jurisprudence for chiropractors, as taught by accredited chiropractic schools and colleges.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board for specific information.
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a portal of entry health care provider who engages in the practice of health care which includes:
1. The practice of health care which deals with the diagnosis and
correction of subluxations, functional vertebral or articular
dysarthrosis or neuromuscular skeletal disorders for the restoration and
maintenance of health.
2. The use of physical and clinical examinations, diagnostic X-rays and
clinical laboratory procedures that are limited to urine collection,
finger pricks, or venipuncture in order to determine the propriety of a
regimen of chiropractic care or to form a basis for referral of patients
to other licensed health care professionals, or both.
3. Treatment by adjustment of the spine or bodily articulations,
including physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures;
procedures related to the correction of subluxations and neuromuscular
skeletal disorders; prescription of orthopedic supports; acupuncture.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: n/a
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician.
Peer Review: No peer review in Arizona
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Board registers CAs and supervising DCs, upon application and verification that CA has completed 24 hours of Board approved training. CAs assisting certified DCs with physiotherapy must complete additional 12 hours and in acupuncture must complete 2 hours of Board approved training in each specialty area for registration.
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Defined as a "Portal of Entry Health Care Provider"
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
James J. Badge, D.C., Physician Member, Chair, Exp. 7/2019
Richard Guarino, D.C., Physician Member, Vice-Chair Exp. 7/2017
Gregory Katsaros, D.C., Physician Member, Exp. 7/2018
Note: Please send all board member correspondence through the board office
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2017: 2,371
|Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 2,227
Inactive licenses: 71
|New licenses: 85
Resident licenses: 1,932
Non-Resident licenses: 270