NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1917
Directory page last updated 3-1-2021
|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.
|Exam Dates: https://ncchiroboard.com/master-exam-calendar/
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 15 days prior to exam
Criminal background check: Yes
|Exam fee: $300
Term: Annual, renew January 1st
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $300
|CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
Requirements: 18 hours per year; minimum 10 hours in -person
Distance Credits Allowed: 8 hours
Program Criteria: Board approves both sponsor and program.
|Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None
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 ; 75% passing score
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required *
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required *
*passing score: 375%
|Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity: Required
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Required (>180 days)
Disciplinary Cases: Possible
Impairment Review: Possible
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
|Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
|Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None
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: All transcripts must be transcribed in the English language. 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 Physician)
Peer Review: Board does not conduct peer reviews
Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistants: Minimum 24 hours of Board-approved training and pass NC exam. Recertification every 3 years with 6 hours of Board-approved recertification course.
Certified Radiologic Technician: Minimum 50 hours of Board-approved training and pass the NC exam. Annual renewal with 6 hours of Board-approved re-certification course.
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Kevin Sharp, D.C., Past- President, Winston-Salem, Exp. 6/2022
Thomas Ayres, III, D.C., President, Raleigh, Exp. 3/2023
Christopher Outten, D.C., Vice President, Cary, Exp. 3/2022
John Hammer, D.C., Secretary, Rocky Mount, Exp. 3/2023
Thomas Mitchell, D.C., Member, Raleigh, Exp. 3/2022
Ray Chavez, D.C., Member, Canton, Exp. 6/2021
Kimberly Quarles Swintosky , Public Member, Raleigh, Exp. 3/2022
Lourdes Caballero, Public Member, Greenville, Exp. 3/2021
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/8/2021:
|# of Active licenses: 2,059
# of Inactive licenses: n/a
# of Other Status: n/a
|# of New licensees: 107
# of Resident licenses: 1,856
# of Non-Resident licenses: 193