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Patient Resource Library
“If there is the slightest chance that a patient can be educated in the methods that enable him to reduce his own pain and disability using his own understanding and resources, he should receive that education. Every patient is entitled to the information, and every doctor should be obliged to provide it”.
Robin McKenzie, CNZM, O.B.E., FCSP (Hon), FNZSP (Hon), NZCP (HLM), Dip. MT, Dip.MDT
Education & Licensing
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Professional Education & Licensing
- Stringent academic standards must be met to become a licensed chiropractic physician. Currently an individual must complete the following four steps in order to become a licensed chiropractor:
- Complete two or more years of general college-level studies. A four-year bachelor’s degree is required for admission to The National College of Chiropractic, in Lombard, Illinois.
- Obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and complete a clinical internship through an accredited four-year chiropractic college program.
- Pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ and/or other state-required examinations.
- Satisfy any other individual state-specific requirements for licensure.
- Complete continuing education requirements, including weekend seminars, to keep license current.
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and its Commission on Accreditation, as recognized by the US Department of Education, maintain high standards in chiropractic education. Additional postdoctoral training is also available through various councils and accredited colleges. Postgraduate programs can include the following: Acupuncture, Applied Chiropractic Sciences, Family Practice, Industrial Consulting, Neurology, Nutrition, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Rehabilitation.
Requirements for chiropractic licensure vary from state to state. To assist the various agencies, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) develops and administers exams. Scores from NBCE are made available to licensing agencies both throughout and outside the United States.
Please contact our office for more information about chiropractic or for a complete list of the research studies cited above.