Chiropractic Board FAQ’s

Chiropractic Board: FAQs

What is required to obtain a license?
  • Completed application form ($350 initial application fee – nonrefundable)
  • $350 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • 2” x 2” passport-type photograph
  • Letter-sized copy of the applicant’s original chiropractic diploma
  • Transcript of credits from chiropractic college
  • Transcripts documenting two years of pre-chiropractic, post-secondary education
  • Transcript from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy exam), demonstrating a passing score
  • Verification of licensure in good standing in any state where the applicant holds a current or inactive license, sent directly from the state licensing agency to the New Mexico board
  • Applicant’s agreement to a background check through the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
  • Passing the jurisprudence examination with a score of at least 75 percent
How often is the jurisprudence examination administered?

The jurisprudence examination is administered in response to the submission of an application for licensure.  The jurisprudence exam can be downloaded and submitted with the application along with the required documentation for licensure, please review the rules and regulations under the rules and laws page of the Chiropractic Board in order to complete the exam.

Will the board notify me if I am missing some documents from my application?

Yes. A status letter will be sent with notification of missing documents.

Who can write letters of recommendation?

Anyone who can recommend the applicant professionally and speak to the applicant’s professional activities, such as colleagues or supervisors.

What happens when my application is approved by the board?

A license number will be issued, processed, and mailed to the address the board has on file within three to five working days.

When will I have to renew my license?

All chiropractors’ licenses expire annually on June 30. In mid-May, a courtesy online renewal reminder postcard will be sent to you.

I am not currently practicing chiropractic. May I place my license on inactive status?

Yes. However, you cannot practice chiropractic if your license is on inactive status.

How can I obtain a list of licensees?

A licensee list will be made available upon written request for a fee of $75. The list is made available in hard copy and label format. The request will be filled in approximately four to five working days.

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