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Reactivate an Inactive License

The North Dakota Administrative Rules address the requirements for the Reactivation of an Inactive License in section 17-02-01-16.

An applicant for Reactivation of an Inactive License will be considered if the following conditions are met:

  1. The applicant must provide a letter from all states in which that chiropractor has practiced since their North Dakota license became inactive indicating that they are in good standing to practice chiropractic in that other state or states.
  2. The applicant must appear before the board if the applicant cannot show proof of active practice in some state or jurisdiction for at least six months of the last three years.
  3. The applicant must take and pass the special purposes examination for chiropractic test if it has been three or more years since the chiropractor was in active practice in any state. The board may select to have any holder of an inactive license applying for reactivation take the special purposes examination for chiropractic test or any other evaluation at its discretion.
  4. The applicant must have successfully passed the jurisprudence examination in the past twelve months.
  5. The applicant agrees to submit to a statewide and nationwide criminal history record check. The nationwide criminal history record check must be conducted in the manner provided by North Dakota Century Code section 12-60-24. All costs associated with obtaining a criminal history record check are the responsibility of the applicant.

In addition to the above, an Inactive license holder must:

  • pay the $300.00 fee to change from the inactive to the active status - ND Administrative Rules 17-01-01-02(3);
  • show proof of 20 hours of continuing education taken in the last twelve months - ND Administrative Rules 17-03-02-01(4).
    • Please note that the continuing education hours used for the reactivation of the Inactive license cannot also be used for the annual license renewal requirement.  These are 2 separate items and must be completed as such.  

Please complete the Application for Reactivation of an Inactive License and mail, email, or fax it to the Board office for processing and consideration. The Criminal History Record Check and the Jurisprudence Examination information will be mailed to the individual upon reciept of the application, if applicable.

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