Licensure Date: 1923

Directory page last updated 3/2021

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. 
Julie Strandberg, Executive Director ​Louis Ling, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite M-245
Reno, NV 89502

Time Zone: Pacific
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (775) 688-1921
Fax: (775) 688-1920
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: chirobd@chirobd.nv.gov
Web address: chirobd.nv.gov
Exam Dates: Second and Fourth Wednesday of
each month, and on-line
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 

Term: Biennially
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes
Application fee: $200 plus $40.25 background check; total = $240.25
Exam fee: $125
Initial license fee: $225
License Renewal fee: $ 700 ─ active; $250 – inactive/retired
Paper Renewal: $725 -- active; $275 -- inactive/retired
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Undergraduate: $35 application fee; Preceptor DC: $35 application fee; Graduated (not yet licensed) DCs may practice under a licensed DC.
Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduating.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: 10 day temporary license, $50 application fee plus a $50 license fee, 30 days in advance. Application fee is not required if providing chiropractic services with no remuneration.
Requirements: 36 hours (non-practice-building, approval 30 days in advance).
Distance Credits Allowed: 36 hours
Program Criteria: Board approves all programs.
Sponsor must be state-level association or higher, CCE accredited or status holding chiropractic college, or State Board. No practice building.
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: 4 hours CE in dry needling if the DC holds that certificate



Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Dry Needling: 50 hrs didactic education and training in
dry needing offered or certified by (see list NAC 634.3668

Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Upon the Board's determination 
Reinstatement Lapsed License:
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted
Impairment Review: Accepted


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
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: 60 credit hours.  No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education or any governmental accrediting agency (this requirement may be waived for good cause shown)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Graduates of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College are accepted. Graduates of other non-U.S. colleges contact Board for case-by-case acceptance.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The science, art and practice of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human body by hand, the use of physiotherapy, hygienic, nutritive and sanitary measures and all methods of diagnosis. A Doctor of Chiropractic shall not pierce or sever any body tissue, except to perform venipuncture for diagnostic purposes.
Board regulates specialty council certification: May advertise a specialty ONLY if holds diplomate or certification status registered with the Board.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Must apply at least 30 days in advance for temporary 10-day license; 2 per person per year; and $50 application fee plus $50 license fee. Application fee is not required if providing chiropractic services with no remuneration.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Yes
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: No peer review program by Board.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: CA's are certified in Nevada
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions. 
Margaret Colucci, D.C., President, Exp. 10/2022
Nicole Canada, D.C., Vice President, Exp 10/2022
James T. Overland Sr., D.C., Secretary - Treasurer, Exp. 10/2023
Morgan Rovetti, D.C.,  Exp. 10/2024
Xavier Martinez, D.C., Exp. 10/2024

Tracy DiFillippo, Esp., Consumer Member Exp. 10/2019
John Bertoldo, Esq., Consumer Member.  Exp. 10/2021



STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1-2021: 705


# of Active licenses: 705
# of Inactive licenses: 81

# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...:       
# of New licensees: 5 (since 11/2019)
# of Resident licenses: 
# of Non-Resident licenses: 
# of Chiropractic Assistants: 355