Online Application & Instructions
Instructions for Online License Application
- The fee for the license application is $300.00, payable by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) upon submission of the online application.
- You will select if you are applying as a New Applicant or if you are applying for License Transfer (Reciprocity/Endorsement).
- The following documents must be submitted directly from the source to the Board’s office via the mail or electronically:
- Photocopy of your diploma from a college of chiropractic accredited by the council on chiropractic education or its successor or equivalent.
- Official transcript from a college of chiropractic accredited by the council on chiropractic education or its successor or equivalent.
- Official examination results from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Information/transcripts for the NBCE may be found on their website or calling (800) 964–6223.
- If applicable, you must direct the licensing board of every state or jurisdiction where you are or have ever been licensed (regardless if the license is active, inactive, or lapsed) to provide the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners with a verification of your license. You may use this form or the state(s) may send a letter. Please check with those licensing boards as there may be a fee to complete the verification.
- Other application items that you will need to prepare to upload and attach to the online application:
- Photograph of yourself;
- Photocopy of your birth certificate (does not need to be a certified copy);
- Current Resume or CV (may upload or manually enter the information directly in the application);
- 3 Letters of Reference
- The Board recommends that you collect these directly and upload them to your online application. Or, the letters may be mailed, emailed, or faxed directly to the Board office.
- The letters must include an actual signature, therefore emails will not be accepted. Scanned letters (with signatures) sent via email will be accepted.
- Once your application is submitted, you will be required to complete a Criminal History Record Check. You will be mailed 2 fingerprint cards and an application including the instructions for completing the Criminal History Record Check. On average, the processing time for the Criminal History Record check is two - four weeks.
- Once your application is submitted and processed, you will be required to successfully complete the online Jurisprudence Examination. Information will be provided to you by mail when you are authorized to proceed to the examination.
You may now proceed to the: Online Application
Application via Paper
If you prefer, you may download, print, and submit by mail a Paper Application Form. Additional time should be considered for the administrative processing time for applications submitted by paper. The instructions and requirements are included with the application.
All licenses expire on September 1st of each year. Licenses granted after July 1st of each year will be deemed automatically renewed for an additional year without payment of an additional renewal fee.
The North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners conducts a thorough evaluation of each applicant. This process takes time, depending, upon how quickly the applicant completes what is requested of them and the nature of any problems requiring closer scrutiny. Some applicants make commitments to start work at a certain time and later find that the commitment cannot be kept. Please remember that the Board will not accelerate, nor will it forego any elements of the application process. The following suggestions are offered to help those who are applying for licensure:
- Two-months lead-time is not unreasonable. For new graduates, starting the application process as soon as you enter your last trimester is encouraged.
- Be careful while making commitments on practice start dates, leases, loans, etc. Do not set yourself up for disappointment or financial setbacks based on mere speculation.
- Make sure all application materials are sent to the Board as quickly as possible, in accordance with the directions set forth in the application. Do not waste valuable time assuming an exception will be made or that a requirement will be waived for you.
- If there are items on the application in which the Board requests additional information, or if there is any derogatory information that comes to light, it may take additional time to complete the application process.