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Board of Chiropractic

***NEW LICENSURE LOOKUP***

As part of the new renewal system, the DC Health is utilizing a NEW licensure lookup system for verification of District licenses.  Individuals who renewed their licenses this year can verify the status of their license HERE.


Mission Statement:

"To serve and protect the public and ensure high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism through best practices in regulation, education and outreach."


The District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic (BOC), a division within the DC Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), has the responsibility to regulate the practice of chiropractic medicine in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to serve and protect the public and ensure high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism through best-practices in regulation, education and outreach.

Applicants for licensure in the District are required to pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examination (NBCE) Parts I-IV in addition to the District of Columbia jurisprudence examination. Applicants requesting licensure with ancillary privileges in Physiotherapy, must also pass the NBCE ancillary privileges examination.  Furthermore, all applicants for licensure must establish, to the Board’s satisfaction, that they possess the appropriate skills, knowledge, judgment, and character to practice chiropractic medicine in the District of Columbia, as well as demonstrate to the Board that they are proficient in understanding and communicating chiropractic concepts and information in English.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and serve a three year term for a maximum of three terms. The Board issues a newsletter that provides up-to-date information on the Board's current activities.

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of every other month and administers the District jurisprudence examination three (3) times per fiscal year (November, March and July).  The Board, at it's discretion, may add additional testing dates.


Continuing Education Requirements

2018 is a renewal year for all licensees of the Board of Chiropractic.  As part of the renewal process, licensees will need to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every two (2) years, which includes three (3) hours in the subject of communicable disease (including HIV/AIDS), two (2) hours in the subject of LGBTQ cultural competency, and five (5) hours in any combination of ethics, risk management, documentation and record keeping, or cultural competency.


FY 2019 Meeting Dates:

November 13, 2018
January 8, 2019
March 12, 2019
May 14, 2019
July 9, 2019
September 10, 2019
 

Board Meeting Materials

 
Licensure Search
 
Discipline
 
Existing Licensees
 
Applying for a License
 
Board Information and Reports
View Photos from the BOC Open House Event - September 19, 2014
 
Board Policies
 
Board Regulations
 
Misc. Information
Disclaimer [PDF]
 
 
Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-8471
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002