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Chiropractic Licensure Application & Instructions

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Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

  • Basis for Licensure
    • Examination: Applicants who have taken and passed Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination and have not been licensed to practice chiropractic in another state for at least three (3) years may apply under the examination criteria.
    • Endorsement: Applicants who have been licensed to practice in another state for at least three (3) years under qualifications substantially equivalent to Indiana. If the applicant has not taken and passed Part IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination; they are required to submit verification of an oral-practical examination, which is equivalent to Part IV of the NBCE examination, administered by the state where the applicant holds an active chiropractic license.

Chiropractor Licensure Application by Exam Requirements:

  • Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
  • Application fee of $100.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.  All application fees are nonrefundable.
  • Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.
  • Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. If malpractice, provide the name(s) of the plaintiff(s).
  • Criminal Background Check Required:  An individual applying for a license shall submit to a national criminal history background check at the cost of the individual. Please see the step-by-step directions on how to complete the fingerprinting process for your criminal background check by visiting www.in.gov/pla/3241.htm. Criminal background checks must be obtained after you apply for your license with the Board and prior to the issuance of a license.
  • Official Pre-Chiropractic Transcripts:  Applicants must submit official pre-chiropractic transcripts, sent directly to the Board from the school(s), verifying completion of at least sixty (60) semester hours completed prior to chiropractic school.
  • Official Chiropractic Transcripts:  Applicants must submit official chiropractic transcripts, sent directly to the board from the school, certifying receipt of a professional chiropractic degree.
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Scores:  Applicants must submit an official score report from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), sent directly to the Board from the National Boards, showing completion of Parts I, II, III and IV with passing scores in all subjects, including Physiotherapy. Contact the NBCE for information on how to obtain your score report and fee information at:
    • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
      901 54th Avenue
      Greeley, Colorado 80634
      Telephone:   (800) 964-6223
      Email:           nbce@nbce.org
      Website:       https://www.nbce.org/
    • Not Taken Part III of The NBCE Examination: Applicants who have taken the NBCE examination prior to September 1, 1987, are not required to submit Part III scores.
    • Not Taken Part IV of the NBCE Examination: Endorsement applicants who have not taken and passed Part IV of the NBCE examination are required to submit verification of a state constructed oral-practical examination, which is equivalent to Part IV of the NBCE examination, administered by the state where the applicant holds an active chiropractic license. Scores must be reported with the specific subject(s) and grade(s) obtained.
  • Jurisprudence Examination:  All applicants for chiropractic licensure are required to pass a jurisprudence examination. No applicant is exempt from this requirement.

    After the approval of your application by the Board, you will be notified by email that you are eligible to take the jurisprudence examination. Upon notification from the applicant that they are ready to take the jurisprudence examination, the examination and instructions will be emailed to you. You will have fourteen (14) days from the date the email is sent to you with the Jurisprudence Examination and Instructions to complete the examination and return the required information to our office.

    All applicants will be examined on the statutes and rules of Indiana related to the practice of chiropractic. This is a 30 question, true-false, and multiple-choice examination. Passing criteria is 75%. Statutes and Administrative Rules are available to download at www.pla.in.gov.

    The Jurisprudence examination is based on the Chiropractic Statutes and Administrative Rules.

Chiropractor Licensure Applying by Endorsement Requirements:

Applicants who are applying by endorsement are required to submit the following documents as well as the documents listed above.   The documents listed may be uploaded with your application or using the License Update feature in your account after submitting your application online.

  • Proof of Practice for Three (3) Years in Another State: Endorsement applicants are required to submit satisfactory evidence to the Board that they have been licensed to practice chiropractic in another state for at least three (3) years under qualifications substantially equivalent to Indiana Board. The applicant must include a written statement, which shows the location(s) and date(s) of where they have practiced within the past three (3) years.
  • Verification of Licensure: Verification of any registration/license/certification to practice any health-related profession or occupation in another state or territory.  Verifications must be submitted directly from the state of issuance.  You may find the verification form here.

If a state examination was administered, please have the state board attach the examination subjects and scores to the verification of licensure form. The information must be sent by the state or province that issued the license.

The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.

Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

Board Contact Information

  • IPLA Address/Phone Number/Fax/Email/Website: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
    Attn:  Chiropractic Board
    402 West Washington Street, Room W072
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    Staff Phone: (317) 234-2054
    FAX #: (317) 233-4236
    Staff Email:   pla8@pla.in.gov
    Website:       www.pla.in.gov
  • Issuance of License:  Upon issuance of your license by the Board, you will be sent an email notifying you that your license or temporary permit has been issued. There will be instructions on how to purchase a blue license card to be mailed to you or how to download a free license card for immediate printing. You may log in to confirm issuance here.
  • License Expiration and Continuing Education: All chiropractic licenses expire on July 1 of even numbered years. Practitioners are required to have completed twenty- four (24) hours of continuing education during the renewal period which include eight (8) hours of courses in public health and/or risk management.
    • Continuing education is not required for the year in which the initial license was issued. Therefore, a person who was issued an original chiropractic license between the date of July 1 of an even numbered year and July 1 of an odd numbered year is only required to submit twelve (12) hours of continuing education including four (4) hours of public health and/or risk management courses. A person who is issued an original license after July 1 of an odd numbered year is not required to submit continuing education for the first renewal.

Information regarding the continuing education requirement is available at the Board’s website.