Occupation:Chiropractic Physician
Agency:IDFPR - Division of Professional Regulation
Job Description:An individual who treats human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery.
Statute:Medical Practice Act of 1987 (Ill. Compiled Stat. 1996, pars. 60/1 - 60/63); and Rules for the Administration of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 (68 Ill. Adm. Code 1285)
Type of Regulation:License
Number Regulated:4,019
Age:No requirement
Education/Experience:A course of instruction, prerequisite to professional training in a liberal arts college;Official transcript and certification from a chiropractic college accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of the Council of Chiropractic Education for all graduates after 08/19/81.
Exam:National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). Three parts: I. Basic Sciences (6 subject exams) II. Clinical Sciences (6 subject exams) III. Clinical Competency Exam, Exam given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners; 1610 29th Avenue, Greeley,
Exam Type:Written
Administered:March and September
Exam Fee:Contact NBCE
Passing Criteria:An equated score of 375 on each exam
Repeats:Yes. Parts I and II may be taken three times within three years; after the third repeat, additional schooling is required to re-qualify for the examination. Part III has no limit on retakes.
Continuing Education:The Act requires 150 hours of continuing education per license renewal cycle.
Citizenship:No requirement
Other:Must be of good moral character.
Note:Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee:$300.00 By acceptance of examination
License Fee:
Renewal Fee:$100.00 Plus all lapsed renewal fees; not to exceed $700.00
Reinstatement Fee:All licenses expire July 31, and every three years thereafter regardless of date of issuance.
License Period:Yes.Endorsement applicant must be a graduate of a chiropractic program reputable and in good standing in the judgment of DPR at the time of graduation;Submit certification of licensure for the state of original licensure;Requirements for registration in t