3118 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 1S
Chicago, IL 60657
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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Qualifications for Practicing Chiropractic
- 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.