ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
(Includes Illinois Medical Licensing Board and Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board)
Licensure Date: 1899; Licensed under medical act with all other health professions
1904; First chiropractor, Dr. Minora Paxton, licensed as "other provider"
Directory page updated 1/9/2017
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
|Todd Robertson, Board Liaison
|For Information Contact:
Illinois Dept. Of Financial & Professional Regulation
Medical Licensing Unit
Division of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington, Third Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
|Phone: (800) 560-6420
Fax: (217) 524-2169 (Do not use FAX for applications)
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Web address: www.idfpr.com
|Exam Dates: Passage of National Boards is required
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Criminal background check: Yes
|Exam fee: n/a
Initial license fee: $700
License Renewal fee: $690 resident; $1,380 non-resident
|Students: May apply for license prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: n/a
| License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a
|Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: n/a
|Requirements: CME is mandated, 150 hours every 3 years
Distance Credits Allowed: no limit
Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
|Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None
CONDITIONS FOR ENDORSEMENT: Applicant must be a graduate of a chiropractic school or college approved by the Department at the time of their graduation; the requirements for the applicant's license to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice in this State at the date of the applicant's license; must be currently licensed in another state, territory, country or province. Must have passed Parts I, II, III and IV.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not required
|Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Endorsement: Not used
Reinstatement of Lapsed License: A licensee seeking reinstatement of a license which has expired or been placed on inactive status for three or more years and has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction may take the SPEC
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: No information provided by state
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: For an applicant who is a graduate of a United States chiropractic college after August 19, 1981, the college of the applicant must be fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time of graduation. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: All chiropractic colleges fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time of graduation have met the minimum standards.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: An applicant who is a graduate of a chiropractic college in another country that is not fully accredited in accordance with Section 11 (B) of the Medical Practice Act must complete at least two additional academic years of study in the clinical sciences pursuant to 68 Illinois Administrative Code 1285.30 (b).
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery, pursuant to the Medical Practice Act (225 ILCS 60/).
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
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 information available
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/8/2016: *
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Licensing and disciplinary functions are handled by separate boards.
|State Medical Licensing Board
Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D., Chairperson
Craig Niederberger, M.D., Vice-Chairperson
Phillip Dray, M.D.
Constance A. Marks, M.D.
Douglas G. Matzner D.C.
Nicholas G. Parise, D.O.
Maria Laporta, M.D.
Todd Robertson, Board Liaison
Brian S. Zachariah, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Coordinator
|State Medical Disciplinary Board
Richard R. Fay, D.C., Chairperson
Ronald L. Johnson, M.D.
Sarita M. Massey, M.D.
James S. Montana, Jr., J.D., Public Member
Grace A. Newton, J.D., Public Member
Frank J. Nicolosi, M.D., J.D.
Karen O'Mara, D.O.
Marian E. Perkins JD, Public Member
Joseph W. Szokol, M.D., J.D.
Albert F. Tracy, Public Member
Kenneth L. Schiffman, M.D.
|Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 4,435
Inactive licenses: *
* Information not provided
|New licenses: *
Resident licenses: *
Non-Resident licenses: *