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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1917

Directory page updated 10/18/2017
**No updated information was provided by the North Carolina board for 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. 
Tom Sullivan, Executive Director
Megan Langley, Executive Secretary
For Information Contact:
363 Church Street North
Suite 250-R
Concord, NC 28025

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (704) 793-1342
Fax: (704) 793-1385
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email:  tom@ncchiroboard.com 
Web address: www.ncchiroboard.com
Exam Dates: 4th Saturday in January, April, July and October
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 15 days prior to exam
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes
Exam fee: $300
Term: Annual, renew January 1st
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $150
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may participate in limited practice under licensed D.C. through preceptorship program. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Students or graduated: May sit for board exams 60 days prior to graduating
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 

License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
Requirements: 18 hours per year
Distance Credits Allowed: 8 hours
Program Criteria: Board approves both sponsor and program. Contact Board for more information.
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: Yes
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required:
Coding, Compliance, Documentation, NC Jurisprudence, Ethics

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
states whose requirements are at least equivalent to North Carolina, active, competent practitioner in good standing, practiced at least one year in past three years preceding application in the state from which reciprocity is requested. $300 fee.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: NC Jurisprudence
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required *
Part IV: Required (must score 475 or higher)
Physiotherapy: Required *
*NBCE recommended passing score of 375
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity: Required
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Required
Disciplinary Cases: Pending
Impairment Review: Under consideration
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Beginning 7/1/93, applicants must have a BS or BA degree from accredited institution, not pre-chiropractic education. Board requires degree prior to sitting the exam.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board for specific information.

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The science of adjusting the cause of disease by realigning the spine, releasing pressure on nerves radiating from the spine to all parts of the body, and allowing the nerves to carry their full quota of health current (nerve energy) from the brain to all parts of the body. Any person obtaining a license from the Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall have the right to practice the science known as Chiropractic, in accordance with the method, thought and practice of Doctors of Chiropractic, as taught in recognized chiropractic schools and colleges, but shall not prescribe for or administer to any person any medicine or drugs, nor practice osteopathy or surgery. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic may practice in public hospitals. A licensed Doctor of Chiropractic may have access to and practice chiropractic in any hospital or sanitarium in this state that receives aid or support from the public, and shall have access to diagnostic x-ray records and laboratory records relating to the Doctor of Chiropractic's patients. Free choice by the patient is guaranteed. No agency of the State, County, or Municipality, nor any commission or clinic, nor any Board administering relief, social security, health insurance or health service under the laws of the State of North Carolina shall deny to the recipients or beneficiaries of their aid or services the freedom to choose a duly licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as a provider of care or services which are within the scope of practice of the profession of Chiropractic as defined in this chapter. A Doctor of Chiropractic, for all legal purposes, shall be considered an expert in his field and when properly qualified, may testify in a court of law as to etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and disability, including anatomical, neurological, physiological, and pathological considerations within the scope of Chiropractic.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: n/a
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: Board does not conduct peer review
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Currently in proposed legislation process. However, CA's must be certified to perform ionizing radiation.

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Kevin Sharp, D.C., President, Winston-Salem
Thomas Ayres, III, D.C., Vice President, Raleigh
Richard K. Davis, Jr., D.C., Secretary, Conover
Mr. Adam Bridgers, Public Member, Treasurer, Charlotte 
Bruce Hilton, D.C., Member, 715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Ste 101, Conover 28613 Exp. 3/2016
Jessica Benningfield, D.C., Member, Mooresville
John Hammer, D.C., Member, Rocky Mount
Mrs. Jacqueline S. Hobbs, Public Member, 948 Pender Rd., Hertford 27944 Exp. 3/2015


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 5/7/2014: *
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 2,010
Inactive licenses: 0

New licenses: 97
Resident licenses: 1,692
Non-Resident licenses: 318
  

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