Thursday, January 18, 2018


Licensure Date: 1919

Directory page last updated 3/2/2017

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. 
Michelle "Micki" T. Becker, Executive Director
John Burbey, Licensing Coordinator
For Information Contact:
2829 University Avenue SE - #300
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3220

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (651) 201-2850
Fax: (651) 201-2852
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Application/Licensing Questions:  Email:
Statute/Compliance Questions:  Email:
Web address:
Term: Annual, renew December 31
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Exam fee: $250
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $200
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program:  Students may practice under licensed D.C. if both are in chiropractic college’s community based internship program. A graduate preceptor program has been established for graduated but not yet licensed D.C.s (contact Board for more information).
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification:  Independent Examiner Registration, Acupuncture Registration, Professional Firm Registration, Animal Chiropractic Registration 
Requirements: 20 hours every year; 3 hours must be in X-ray, and 1 hour must be in professional boundaries.
Distance Credits Allowed: 20 alternative-method credits allowed
Program Criteria: Board approved sponsor ─ must benefit patient and not be administrative/practice building

Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
Requires sexual boundaries training: One hour every year for license renewal, due each Dec. 31st.
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No

Other special areas of specific CE training required: 2 hours (as part of their 20-hour requirement) in acupuncture/meridian therapy subjects for those registered to perform acupuncture; 6 hours (IN ADDITION to their 20-hour requirement) in animal chiropractic related subjects for those registered to perform animal chiropractic.

May waive certain portions of written exam for doctors licensed in other states. Contact board for information. New statutes allow for license transfer/endorsement. Must have 5 years of active practice elsewhere and may not be subject of discipline elsewhere. Must take written jurisprudence exam described below. Contact board for more information.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Written: jurisprudence now provided online, available 24/7. Those presenting passing NBCE Part IV scores must then take jurisprudence exam of Minnesota
Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required *
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required *
*may be waived under certain circumstances - contact board for more information
Acupuncture: Accepted; required for Acupuncture certification *
SPEC: License transfer available
Reinstatement of Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Rehabilitative therapy
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy required
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; Fully accredited status CCE schools or fully accredited by an agency approved by USDE accepted as of January 1, 1988.

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The science of adjusting any abnormal articulations of the human body, especially those of the spinal column, for the purpose of giving freedom of action to impinged nerves that may cause pain or deranged function. The practice of chiropractic is hereby declared not to be the practice of medicine, surgery, or osteopathy. Chiropractic practice includes those non- invasive means of clinical, physical, and laboratory measures and analytical X-ray of the bones of the skeleton which are necessary to make a determination of the presence or absence of a chiropractic condition. The practice of chiropractic may include procedures which are used to prepare the patient for chiropractic adjustment or to complement the chiropractic adjustment. A licensed chiropractor may engage in animal chiropractic if registered to do so by the Board, and the animal has been referred to the chiropractor by a veterinarian.

Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes
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): Terms listed
Peer Review: Repealed by statute
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Board does not regulate
Chiropractors Defined as Primary Care Physicians: Not addressed

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Robert Daschner, D.C., President, 117 North State St., Waseca 56093 Exp. 1/2020
LeRoy Otto, D.C., Vice President, 127 S High Street, Lake City 55041 Exp. 1/2017
Teresa Marshall, D.C., Administrative Officer, 31 Navaho Ave., Mankato 56001 Exp. 1/2014
Ridge Pidde, D.C., Professional Member, Exp. 1/2020
Scott Salita, D.C., Professional Member
Greg Steele, Public Member, Exp. 1/2017
Nestor Riano, Public Member

Note: Send mail to board members through Board office

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 3/2/2017: 5,522
# of Active licenses: 3,048
# of Inactive licenses: 152
# of Other Status:  (such as voluntarily retired, emeritus,
revoked, suspended, terminated, deceased): 2,322

# of New licensees: 204 (from 1/1/16 to date)
# of Resident licenses: 2,891
# of Non-Resident licenses: 309
# of Chiropractic Assistants:


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