Chiropractic Continuing Education
Q: Some ideas on the type of practice in chiropractic?
A:The type of practice permitted (scope of practice) and the educational requirements for a license vary considerably from one state to another, but in general, State licensing boards require successful completion of a 4-year chiropractic course following 2 years of college. Thirty-eight state boards recognize only academic training in chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. Some states require specific college courses such as English, chemistry, biology, or physics. Several states require that chiropractors pass a basic science examination. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners' test given to chiropractic students is accepted by 48 state boards in place of a state examination. To maintain licensure, 41 states require that chiropractors complete a specified number of hours of continuing education each year to remain current in the field.