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Directory page last updated 1-27-2020

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. 
Anne Lawler, Bureau Chief Dawn Hall, Section Chief
Julie Eavenson, Administrative Support Manager
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

Nicholas Krema, General Counsel

For Information Contact:
Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

11351 W. Chinden Blvd., Bldg. #6, Boise ID 83714
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063

Web address: dopl.idaho.gov/DOPLPortal/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=CHI

Phone: (208) 334-3233
Fax: (208) 334-3945
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: chi@dopl.idaho.gov
Time Zone: Mountain
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F Except Holidays
Exam Dates: NBCE Exams
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $200
Initial license fee: $200
Term: Annual, renew on birthdate
License Renewal fee: $175
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Intern Program (effective 07/01-01) No preceptorship program, however temporary permit for graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.'s to practice under licensed D.C. 54-705 (b) and rule 550 allows for chiropractic assistants - may meet college standards for preceptor. Rule 551 allows for chiropractic intern.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Yes License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractor Physician Active
Optional Certification: Clinical Nutrition Certification
Rules passed in 2018 will require annual certification and recertification training every three (3) years.
Requirements: 18 hours per year, CCE approved
Distance Credits Allowed: Please see Rules 350 and 351
Program Criteria: Please see Rules 350 and 351
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: 5 years continuous practice, current license in good standing, meet requirements for Idaho licensure, complete limited examination. Pleasee see Rule 100.01.b


Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Please see Rule 100.01.b
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Under consideration
Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration
Impairment Review: Under consideration


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapeutic
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: None
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Not specified in law or rule
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Must pass all portions of the U.S. NBCE Exams. Contact board for specific information. Idaho Board accepts Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, MacQuarie University / Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, and Institut Francais de Chiropratique.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The system of specific adjustment or manipulation of the articulations and tissues of the body; the investigation, examination and clinical diagnosis of conditions of the human body and the treatment of the human body by the application of manipulative, manual, mechanical, physiotherapeutic or clinical nutritional methods and may include the use of diagnostic X-rays. Nothing herein contained shall allow any physician to perform surgical operations or practice obstetrics, or direct or suggest to the patient that such patient shall use products required by law to be dispensed on prescription only or is restricted to use by practitioners only.
  Those holding Clinical Nutrition Certification will be allowed to administer certain listed prescription substances by injection and IV methods.
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, with limitations - a chiropractor may only practice on the individual participants of the specific event indicated. Contact board for details.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: See Idaho Telehealth Access Act on website: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title54/T54CH57/
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: N/A
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Under direct supervision and liability of the licensed chiropractor
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Herbert W. Oliver, D.C., Chair, Boise, Exp. 7/2021
Craig J. Manning, D.C., Twin Falls, Exp. 7/2022
Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C., Nampa,  Exp. 7/2023
Lynn A. Hansen, D.C., Burley,  Exp. 7/2023
Cathy Hart, Public Member, Hansen Exp. 7/2022

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 03/22/2021:


# of Active licenses: 748
# of Inactive licenses: 55 & 3 retired status

# of Other Status:  38 with clinical Nutrition Certification
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)                    
# of New licensees:  95 CHIA
# of Resident licenses: 635
# of Non-Resident licenses: 113   
# of Chiropractic Assistants: 0