Also note that the SBI background check is often the item that delays application processing. This step in the process is mandated by law and we have no ability to influence it. You will not be allowed to take the Jurisprudence exam until all documents have been received and processed, including the SBI background check. Please do not make inquiries about the status of your application for at least 14 days after mailing your documents to the board office.

North Carolina Application Process, DC

Complete the online application here: Application for Licensure to Practice Chiropractic.

Application Forms

To submit the online application, you will be required to upload the following application forms and pay the non-refundable $338 application fee. Please ensure these forms are completed and ready to upload before beginning the online application:

  1. Certificates of Good Moral Character(three character references are required)
  2. Certification of Reading the General Statutes of NC
  3. Application Authorization and Release
  4. Employee Misclassification Form
  5. A clear copy of an official government-issued photo ID
  6. National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Self-Query. Applicants can order a certified Self-Query response here on the NPDB website.

Transcripts

  • Official Bachelor’s Degree transcripts. Digital transcripts should be directed to (john@ncchiroboard.com).
  • Official Doctor of Chiropractic Degree transcripts.
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Exam Scores. Contact the NBCE to have your official score transcripts sent to the Board Office via the NBCE’s online delivery service. Passing scores on Part I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy are required.

License Verifications

  • Official license verifications from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold, or previously held, a professional license are required. Please contact the Board(s) in question and request that official license verifications are sent directly to our Board Office by mail or email (john@ncchiroboard.com).

Background Check

Applicants are required to undergo a fingerprint-based background check of State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records. Once you submit the online application, you will receive an automated email with additional information on the background check process. NOTE: It will take approximately 4 weeks to receive the results of your background check after you are fingerprinted.

Jurisprudence Exam

Once we have received, and processed, all required application documents you will be granted access to an online Jurisprudence Presentation and Exam. Please visit the following links to study for the exam: NC State Laws and StatutesNC Board Rules and RegulationsBoard Position Statements.

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Also note that the SBI background check is often the item that delays application processing. This step in the process is mandated by law and we have no ability to influence it. You will not be allowed to take the Jurisprudence exam until all documents have been received and processed, including the SBI background check. Please do not make inquiries about the status of your application for at least 14 days after mailing your documents to the board office.