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Frequently Asked Questions


See Board Rule # 100-3-.02

*APPLICATION - Found on the board’s web-site under the link for Download Forms.
* NOTARIZED APPLICATION, FEE AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:
Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. The Board will review the application with required documentation. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.
* NATIONAL BOARD SCORES – I, II, III, and IV: All applicants are required to pass Parts I, II, III and IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (passing score = 375). Please contact the National Board and have them certify your scores to Georgia.
* DEGREE TRANSCRIPT: All applicants for licensure must have graduated from a CCE approved chiropractic school or college. An official Chiropractic College transcript certifying the grades, degree conferred and the date awarded must be received in this office directly from the Registrar of the college/school.
*UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S): The undergraduate transcripts should be certified and mailed directly from the Registrar of the school to the Board’s office. You must submit undergraduate transcripts to show that you obtained either 60 semester or 90 quarter hours. Individuals who have graduated from foreign undergraduate schools or colleges must provide the board with an official credentials evaluation of their undergraduate education.
*OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are currently, or have ever been, licensed in another State(s), please have that/those State(s) officially certify that license directly to the Board’s office.
* The Board’s law/jurisprudence exam is an open-book exam that is part of the application process.
* If your name has changed since you attended school, please make a note on the application advising of your former name(s) so we can match-up the documents with your application.
* If you obtained the required 120 classroom hours of physiotherapy to become certified for Electrical Therapeutic Modalities, you must submit proof to the Board’s office. If these hours are included in your chiropractic transcripts, no further documentation is needed.

See Board Rule #100-2-.07

APPLICATION - Found on the board’s web-site under the link for Download Forms.
NOTARIZED APPLICATION, FEE and ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:
Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. The Board, at their next scheduled meeting, will review the application with required documentation. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.
NATIONAL BOARD SCORES – I, II, III, and IV: All applicants are required to pass Parts I, II, III and IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (passing score = 375). Please contact the National Board and have them certify your scores to Georgia.
DEGREE TRANSCRIPT: All applicants for licensure must have graduated from a CCE approved chiropractic school or college. An official Chiropractic College transcript certifying the grades, degree conferred and the date awarded must be received in this office directly from the Registrar of the college/school.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S): The undergraduate transcripts should be certified and mailed directly from the Registrar of the school to the Board’s office. You must submit undergraduate transcripts to show that you obtained either 60 semester or 90 quarter hours. Individuals who have graduated from foreign undergraduate schools or colleges must provide the board with an official credentials evaluation of their undergraduate education.
OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are or have ever been licensed in another State(s), please have that/those State(s) officially certify that license directly to the Board’s office. 

*The Board’s law/jurisprudence exam is an open-book exam that is part of the application process.
*If your name has changed since you attended school, please make a note on the application advising of your former name(s) so we can match-up the documents with your application.
*If you obtained the required 120 classroom hours of physiotherapy to become certified for Electrical Therapeutic Modalities, you must submit proof to the Board’s office. If these hours are included in your chiropractic transcripts, no further documentation is needed.
*All Endorsement Applications must be approved by the Board.

Please allow up to twenty-five (25) business days for applications and all required supporting documents to be processed. You will be notified (by e-mail if address on file) in writing of any deficient documents or other supporting documents required.

 

See Board Rule # 100-3-.02

DEGREE TRANSCRIPT: All applicants for licensure must have graduated from a CCE approved chiropractic school or college. An official Chiropractic College transcript certifying the grades, degree conferred and the date awarded must be received in this office directly from the Registrar of the college/school.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S): The undergraduate transcripts should be certified and mailed directly from the Registrar of the school to the Board’s office. You must submit undergraduate transcripts to show that you obtained either 60 semester or 90 quarter hours. Individuals who have graduated from foreign undergraduate schools or colleges must provide the board with an official credentials evaluation of their undergraduate education.

 See Board Rule # 100-3-.02

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

All applicants are required to pass Parts I, II, III and IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (passing score = 375).

Yes, an open book exam is part of the application process. The laws and rules exam can be found on www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/chiro

Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

 Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

Not specified in Georgia laws or rules

 Not specified in Georgia laws or rules; Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

 Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

Contact the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – www.nbce.org or (970) 356-9100

 Even though allowed in law, the Georgia Board does not issue temporary licenses.

Renewal is required by December 31st of the even number years. If you do not renew by December 31st, you cannot practice until your license is renewed or reinstated.

Late renewal, including a penalty fee,  is allowed from January 1st of the odd year following the renewal year through March 31st of the odd year following renewal. You CANNOT practice after the December 31st expiration date until the license is renewed.

See Board Rules #100-5-.01 & 100-5-.02 for the specific CE requirements

Twenty (20) hours per year to total Forty (40) for the renewal period
Fifteen (15) must be in clinical science
Four (4) must be in ethics or risk management
One (1) must be in Georgia laws & rules

*New licensees are exempt in the year that they are licensed

Your license will lapse on April 1st of the odd numbered year following the renewal year and you will be required to reinstate

See Board Rule # 100-2-.09

REINSTATEMENT APPLICATION - Found on the board’s web-site under the link for Download Forms.

NOTARIZED APPLICATION, FEE and ALL REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. The Board, at their next scheduled meeting, will review the application with required documentation. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are or have ever been licensed in another State(s), please have that/those State(s) officially certify that license directly to the Board’s office.

RESUME OR CV - List chronologically all employment, specialty training and all other experiences in the practice of chiropractic. Include names, beginning and ending dates, and locations, where applicable. Explain any intervals where you were not in training or practicing chiropractic

Yes, Inactive status is allowed - See Board Rule #100-2-.08 

 REACTIVATION APPLICATION - Found on the board’s web-site under the link for Download Forms.

NOTARIZED APPLICATION, FEE and ALL REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. The Board, at their next scheduled meeting, will review the application with required documentation. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are or have ever been licensed in another State(s), please have that/those State(s) officially certify that license directly to the Board’s office.

RESUME OR CV - List chronologically all employment, specialty training and all other experiences in the practice of chiropractic. Include names, beginning and ending dates, and locations, where applicable. Explain any intervals where you were not in training or practicing chiropractic.

See Georgia law, O.C.G.A. § 43-9-16. A link to the statute can be found on the Board website, www.sos.ga.gov/plb/chiro.

NBCE – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
FCLB – Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
GCA – Georgia Chiropractic Association
GCC – Georgia Council on Chiropractic
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


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