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**No updated information was provided by the New Jersey State Board for the 2018 Directory**

Directory page last updated 5/15/2019

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. 
Lisa Tadeo, Executive Director Dinis Pinto - Staff
Virginia Class-Matthews, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
124 Halsey Street - zip 07102
P.O. Box 45004
Newark, NJ 07101

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (973) 504-6395
Fax: (973) 648-4630
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: chiropractic@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Web address: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/chiro
For continuing education course application submissions: chiropracticce@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Application/ Transcript Deadline: Rolling
Term: Biennially, by August 31st of odd-numbered years
Criminal background check: Required
Fingerprinting: Required
Application fee: $125
Verification fee: $40
Endorsement fee: $75
Initial license fee: $350/ biennial; $175 in second year of biennial

License Renewal fee: $350
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may function under licensed D.C. but may not perform any chiropractic procedures. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C. Regulation on chiropractic assistants apply.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact board License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Electro-Diagnostics - $50 fee
Requirements: 30 credits during each licensing period
Distance Credits Allowed: Yes, but nor more than 12 credits per licensing period
Program Criteria: Must be approved by the NJ Board
Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
Requires sexual boundaries training: No 
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: Yes -- 2 credits in nutrition and 2 credits in ethics, record keeping or NJ Law

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: No one obtains chiropractic licensure without successfully passing an acceptable sister-state examination. Endorsement Fee $75; Application Fee $125 + Initial license Fee. New Jersey doesn't offer reciprocity. Applicants also required to successfully complete Jurisprudence exam and undergo criminal history record check.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: All applicants are required to complete the on-line new licensee orientation and jurisprudence examination - $50 fee.


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not accepted
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Yes, if lapsed more than 5 yrs
Disciplinary Cases: At Board's discretion
Impairment Review: At Board's discretion


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Limited Physical Modalities
Certification: Included in chiropractic license as in conjunction with a chiropractic adjustment
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years - Candidate must obtain pre-chiropractic education qualifying certificate from NJ Dept. of Education. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: NJ accepts any individual who has graduated from a school, institution or college of chiropractic which was approved during the individual’s entire course of study by the board, and accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education, or the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, or other accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: School must be approved by Board (Currently accepting Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.)
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Refer to N.J.A.C. 13:44E-1.1: The practice of chiropractic means a philosophy science and healing art concerned with the restoration and preservation of health and wellness through the promotion of well-being, prevention of disease, and promotion and support of the inherent or innate recuperative abilities of the body. The practice of chiropractic includes the reduction of chiropractic subluxation and the examination, diagnosis, analysis, assessment, systems of adjustments, manipulation and treatment of the articulations and soft tissue of the body. It is within the lawful scope of the practice of chiropractic to diagnose, adjust and treat the articulations of the spinal column and other joints, articulations and soft tissue and to order and administer physical modalities and therapeutic, rehabilitative and strengthening exercises.
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: Yes
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: Do not regulate
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No
BOARD MEMBERS (3-year terms):
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Thomas Anthony Senatore, Sr., D.C., Secretary, 86 Plymouth Street, Fairfield 07006
Brett Wartenberg, D.C., Board Member
Paul Lyons, D.C., Board Member
John Traier, Public Member,
15 East Parkway, Clifton 07014
Rosemary Calio, R.N., D.C., 1200 Lincoln Drive West, #109, Marlton 08053

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 2/3/2015: 


# of Active licenses: 3,262
# of Inactive licenses: 863

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