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How to become a chiropractor in Idaho

Requirements for Idaho Chiropractor License

What are the requirements to become a chiropractor in Idaho?

Chiropractic is a profession that is regulated by the State of Idaho. This means that there is a state board that issues licenses to qualified individuals and regulates the profession. To practice chiropractic in Idaho, you must obtain a license from the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians (IBCP).

Licensure by examination requires:

  • Passage of the National Board Examination Parts, I, II, III, and IV.
  • Graduation from an approved college or university.

Licensure by endorsement requires:

  • Passage of the National Board Parts in effect at the time of graduation from chiropractic college.
  • Graduation from an approved college or university.
  • Five consecutive years of licensed practice in another state without discipline.
  • All applicants must submit a signed affidavit swearing that the applicant has reviewed and will abide by Idaho‚Äôs Chiropractic Act.

How do I become a licensed chiropractor in Idaho?

Submit an Application for Licensure as a Chiropractor to the IBCP.

Candidates must include a copy of their chiropractic diploma, two references, and recent passport photo. The application also contains an affidavit that must be signed and notarized.

Send your documents to:

Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
PO Box 83720-0063
700 West State Street
Boise, Idaho 83720-0063

How much does the chiropractor license cost?

The application for licensure costs $250.

The annual renewal fee is $100

Are there any continuing education requirements for Idaho chiropractors?

Chiropractors must complete eighteen hours of continuing education each year. Courses may include up to six hours of distance learning or home study.

I want to start an Idaho chiropractic practice. Is there anything else I should know?

In addition to having your chiropractor license, you may want to form a business entity with the Idaho Secretary of State. Idaho does not require chiropractors to set up any particular type of business entity. Each type of entity offers different benefits and protections for Idaho chiropractors. In addition to standard corporations and limited liability companies, Idaho allows chiropractors to set up professional corporations (PC) as well as professional limited liability companies (PLLC). These entities allow licensed individuals to form a corporation or LLC for the purpose of practicing their profession. Shareholders must also be licensed chiropractors.

Idaho does not require businesses to indicate the type of business they perform in the business name.


Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians (IBCP)

Idaho SOS