Continuing Education Requirements – Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
(The Mandatory Hours requirement was discontinued as of September 22, 2016.)
Licensed DC’s in North Carolina are required to complete (2) days, defined as (18) hours, of approved* Continuing Education each calendar year to keep their license active and good standing per N.C.G.S. 90-155 and NCAC Rule 10.0205 (c).
DC’s can meet this requirement with (18) hours of classroom study or you can substitute classroom study as follows:
- A maximum of (8) hours of online study, and/or
- A maximum of (2) professional development – self reported hours**.
New Licensees/Recent College Graduates – If you graduated from Chiropractic College in the same year as you received your license in North Carolina, you are NOT required to complete the (18) hour Annual Continuing Education requirement for that calendar year. Your Annual CE requirement begins the calendar year following the year you received your license.
All Other New Licensees – If you are NOT a recent graduate and received your license in North Carolina before September 1st of that year, you must complete the 18 hours of Annual CE requirement. If you received your license after September 1st of that year, your 18 hours of Annual CE requirements begin in the next calendar year.
Continuing Education certificates should be submitted directly to the Board office by email or fax. While some course sponsors state they will provide certificates directly to the Board office, this is not always the case. It is the DC’s responsibility to make sure the CE certificates get to the Board Office.
* Approved CE courses are listed on the Board’s website under the Continuing Ed. tab.
** “Professional Development – self-reported hours” are defined as reading peer-reviewed professional journal(s) and visiting vendor displays at professional conventions to become familiar and learn about trends in treatment technologies and new products. To receive Annual CE hour credit, you must submit the hours on your annual renewal form to the Board office that details your hours. Send your signed RENEWAL FORM indicating professional development to the Board Office by uploading, email or fax