NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS
DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.
Important Notice (select link): DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)
The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider who is interested in applying for a new health professional license, or to renew, reinstate, or reactivate an existing license, may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions prior to beginning the process.
RENEWALS ARE NOW LIVE! Licensees can access the renewal portal by going to https://dohlicenseinfo.secure.force.com/dchealthrenewals/ and logging in with their user credentials from the last renewal. Licensees renewing for the first time will need to register/sign-up first. For more information, please review the User Guide HERE.
DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19. For more information, click on the following link(s):
UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will fully reopen its public service counter Monday through Friday starting on July 12, 2021, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
- Masks are required. Customers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth before entering the building.
- Only the appointment holder and one additional guest will be allowed into the Processing Center.
- Appointment holders will be given a 15 minute grace period. If you arrive after the grace period, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment in consideration of other scheduled customers.
- If you cannot select highlighted days on the calendar, all appointments have been booked for this month. Please check the next month.
- If the calendar does not advance to the next month, there are no future appointments available at this time. Please check back later.
All HRLA related applications should be mailed to one of the lockboxes listed here. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.
If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email. If you require assistance from the Board of Chiropractic, please contact either Angela Braxton ( [email protected] ), Mary Harris ( [email protected] ) or
Charles Annor ( [email protected] ).
In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction. You can read more about the waiver process HERE.
***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.
"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
2020 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 two (2) hours in the subject of LGBTQ cultural competency.
The Board of Chiropractic meets the 2nd tuesday of every other month. Below is the meeting schedule for FY 2020.
FY 2020 Meeting Dates:
Board Meeting Materials